The Love I Feel Is Red


    A co-production with Òran Mór

    A powerful new piece of theatre from the award-winning writer and poet Sabrina Mahfouz and directed by our very own Director in Residence, Nel Crouch.

    Mona is pregnant. Her boyfriend has died. His mother is going crazy with grief and Mona has something big to tell her.

    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.

    Exploring the ever-topical and emotive subject of abortion in the 21st Century, this is a brand new drama for our a Play, a Pie and a Pint series, which celebrates new writing. And pies. Sabrina Mahfouz is an exceptionally talented artist who received a Fringe First Award for her play Chef in 2014 and a Sky Arts Award.

    Camilla Adams

    Camilla Adams


    Available for touring. To book any of our productions please contact Kerrie Burke-Avery, Producer, on 0117 963 0963 or email

    RUNNING TIME 50min (no interval)

    Cast & Creative

    Creative team

    Writer – Sabrina Mahfouz
    Director – Nel Crouch
    Designer – Rebecca Wood
    Lighting Designer – Joe Price


    Mona – Janet Etuk
    Susan – Heather Williams

    Camilla Adams

    Camilla Adams


    …bristles and writhes with emotive language

    Herald Scotland

    The Love I Feel is Red is a work that has much to say about physicality and humanity, whether soaring across rooftops or crumpled on the bathroom floor


    The sheer force of Mahfouz’s writing makes itself felt

    The Scotsman

    This very concise and tender piece of writing by Mahfouz intelligently avoids judgement but shows how close we can all fall into being so

    Reviews Hub

    A real gem


    Weston Super Mum