SELECTED PRESS 

 

the love I feel is red, 2016:

 

‘one of the rising stars of new British playwrighting…Mahfouz’s powerful text…is a profoundly 21st Century take on the image of mourning’ The Scotsman

‘howls into a raw, urgent expression…simply bristles and writhes with emotive language’ The Herald

 

With a Little Bit of Luck, 2015/16: 

 

'Mahfouz resists the clichés, morality dressed up as hard-hitting drama, to give us something else – the casual roll of life, stumbles and all. It’s there in the whooping of the audience...warm, generous and joyous.' The Stage 

 

Chef, 2014/15:

 

* Winner of a Fringe First Award, nominated for The Carol Tambor Award, The Holden Street Theatre Award, The Brighton Fringe Excellence Award

‘a nuanced, deeply moving story…vigorous, subtly political work’ The Times

‘outstanding…a brusing monologue…extraordinary’ The Observer

 

The Clean Collection, 2014:

 

* Guardian ‘Best Holiday Reads 2014’

‘a fine, dense, often brilliant piece of…poetry’ The Scotsman on Clean 

sensational…prodigious… a mini-poetic masterpiece’ The British Theatre Guide on Clean

‘in quite a different league…a really substantial piece of writing…the language is rich…she speaks lyrically and powerfully…a real find’ The Times on Dry Ice