Rebecca Ryan is taking to the stage in one of the most influential plays of its generation, A Taste of Honey.
Best known for her roles as Debbie Gallagher in the Channel 4 hit TV series Shameless and Vicki McDonald in the BBC show Waterloo Road, Rebecca will play headstrong Jo in the Shelagh Delaney classic.
Set in Salford in 1959, A Taste of Honey follows 17-year-old Jo who is desperate to break free from her wayward mother, Helen. Jo’s instinct for survival and pursuit of happiness leads her to fall in love with Jimmy, a sailor on shore leave. Abandoned by her mother, Jo’s courage is tested yet again when Jimmy returns to sea, and she discovers she’s pregnant.
Rebecca took time out of rehearsals to give Manchester’s Finest the lowdown on why she feels lucky to be cast in the Hull Truck Theatre and Derby Theatre’s production which comes to Salford’s The Lowry from June 10-14th.