Chef by Sabrina Mahfouz ‘A lyrical twisting story’

Chef by Sabrina Mahfouz

Online, livestreamed from The Wardrobe Theatre

Key Information
  • Dates Sat 08 May 2021 - Sun 16 May 2021
  • Location Online, livestreamed from The Wardrobe Theatre
  • Ticket price

    £7 for a double bill (with Toy Plastic Chicken by Uma Nada-Rajah)

  • Times

    Evening: 7.30 pm

    Running time: 50 mins approx.


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I used to think, do you know what this does, this life? It cooks, it feeds, it delivers, it delights, Then it dies.

A captivating poetic show about food, memories and faded Michelin star-studded dreams. Chef tells the thrilling tale of how one woman went from working as head chef at a high-end bistro to running a prison kitchen as a convicted inmate. As chef plans the perfect seven course meal she reveals fragments from her jagged and complicated past. A charismatic and animated character, Chef’s tale is as much a lovesong to food as it is an engaging story about how the memories we choose to shelve always somehow end up back on our plate.

Age guidance 15+

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 

Cast and Creatives

Chef Ruby Ward

Directed by Imy Wyatt Corner

Designed by Maria Terry

Production Supervisor Alix Abram

Stage Manager Neamh Campbell

DSM Francesca Dowers

Costume Supervisor Laura Pogose

Lighting Designer Elliot Paris Hamilton

Lighting Operator Elliot Paris Hamilton

Sound Designer Rosie Maynard

Production Carpenter Kirk Bishop

Camera Operator Sophie Robinson

Camera Operator Dan Knipe

Vision Mixer Ellie Condon

Sound Supervisor (stream) Maisy Harbert

Production Manager Ed Wilson

Assistant Production Manager Leila Glen


Premieres Saturday 8 May 2021.

Available on demand Friday 14 – Sunday 16 May.

Production Photos by Craig Fuller

Training at BOVTS set me up with the skillset, confidence and connections for the career I now have as a freelance theatre designer. Max Johns, MA Performance Design Alumni