The Lion in Love (play)

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The Lion in Love
Written byShelagh Delaney
Date premiered5 September 1960
Place premieredBelgrade Theatre, Coventry
Original languageEnglish
Setting"a town in the North of England"[1]

The Lion In Love is a 1960 play by the British dramatist Shelagh Delaney.[2] It was her second written play.[3] It was premiered at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry on 5 September 1960 [1][2] With a cast from the English Stage Company, the play commenced a run at the Royal Court Theatre in London on 29 December 1960.[1] The work has been described as a "follow up" to Delaney's 1958 play A Taste of Honey but did not achieve that earlier play's success.[4]


Royal Court Theatre 1960[edit]


Off-Broadway 1963[edit]

The Lion in Love had an Off-Broadway professional run in the United States in 1963.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e The Lion in Love. London: Methuen & Co Ltd. 1961. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. ^ a b Dennis Barker (22 November 2011). "Shelagh Delaney obituary: feisty playwright best known for her ground-breaking debut, A Taste of Honey". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Taste of Honey Playwright Shelagh Delaney dies at 71". BBC News. BBC. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  4. ^ Chris Maume (22 November 2011). "Shelagh Delaney: Writer best known for her controversial first play 'A Taste of Honey'". The Independent. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  5. ^ Simonson, Robert (22 November 2011). "Shelagh Delaney, Author of A Taste of Honey, Dies at 71". Playbill. Retrieved 12 July 2013.