Mon, 09 May, 2016 — Sat, 14 May, 2016
Directed by Nel Crouch
Produced in Association with Tobacco Factory Theatres
Featuring Janet Etuk and Heather Williams
Mona is pregnant. Her boyfriend has died. His mother is going crazy with grief and Mona has something big to tell her.
Exploring the ever-topical and emotive subject of abortion in the 21st century, award-winning writer Sabrina Mahfouz presents a brand new drama for A Play, A Pie and A Pint 2016.
‘My flesh isn’t like the dough you use
for your gluten-free double choc chip coconut sultana cookies Susan.
You can’t just grab it, flatten it and push it through a metal mould.
I’m a human being not a bloody Great British Bake Off ingredient.’
Sabrina Mahfouz is currently writing plays, poems, librettos and TV for Paines Plough; BBC3; Kate Whitley; Futures Theatre, Theatre Centre and Aakash Odedra. She has been a Sky Arts Academy Scholar for Poetry, a poet in residence for Cape Farewell and an Associate Playwright at the Bush Theatre.
Her creative work has been recognized with a number of awards including a 2014 Fringe First Award; a 2013 Sky Arts Futures Fund Award; an Old Vic New Voices Underbelly Edinburgh Award and a Westminster Prize for New Playwrights. Her book The Clean Collection is available from Bloomsbury.