Winner of an Edinburgh Fringe First 2014 and The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence, Sabrina Mahfouz’s highly acclaimed Chef starring Jade Anouka now comes to London from Monday 15th June to Saturday 4th July 2015. Performances are at 7pm.
Chef tells the gripping story of how one woman went from being a haute-cuisine head-chef to a convicted inmate running a prison kitchen.
Leading us through her world of mouth-watering dishes and heart-breaking memories, Chef questions our attitudes to food, prisoners, violence, love and hope.
Inspired by an interview Mahfouz conducted with Ollie Dabbous, Chef studies food as the ultimate art form taking stimulus from Dabbous’ obsession with simplicity and making something the best it can be. As the Michelin-star chef of the moment says, language is a bit like a dish, you break it down into little parts and it suddenly becomes easier.
Chef is directed by Kirsty Patrick Ward and produced by Just for Laughs Theatricals. CEO Adam Blanshay comments, “I am thrilled to introduce London audiences to the cornucopia of succulent flavours that comprise Sabrina Mahfouz’s Chef. I’m hoping this story will challenge perceptions and attitudes towards violence and empower people to make proactive changes in their lives.”
Tickets can be booked through www.sohotheatre.com.