Sabrina Mahfouz

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Edinburgh Fringe First 2014; The Stage Award for Acting Excellence; Shortlisted for Carol Tambor Award; Holden Street Theatre Award; Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence
Creator Sabrina Mahfouz Producer POP Director Kirsty Patrick Ward Starring
  • Jade Anouka
    P.O.P/ Just For Laughs

    A gripping story of how one woman went from a haute cuisine head chef to a convicted inmate running a prison kitchen, Sabrina's Chef premiered at the Edinburgh Festival 2014 to great critical acclaim. It won a Scotsman First Fringe Award and the production gained a Stage Award for Acting Excellence.


    Mahfouz's lyrical yet bruising writing [makes for] an extremely tasty 50 minutes full of unexpected flavours and depths… Small but nicely formed, and very piquant.

    Lyn Gardner
    The Guardian

    [Sabrina's] one-hour monologue [is] rich with lyricism, poetry and imagery that is sometimes beautiful and sometimes visceral

    Sally Stott
    The Scotsman

    New writing of this calibre is rare. Mahfouz’s command of language is by turns shocking, astonishing, and breathtaking, each sentence perfectly calibrated and each pause judiciously timed.

    Laura Macdougall
    Broadway Baby

    The writing is rich and rhythmic and patterned

    Natasha Tripney
    The Stage

    Chef never lets go, relentless in its searing brutality; its energy pulses like blood. Humane, raw and beautiful.

    Lorna Irvine
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