One Hour Only


Made From Scratch Theatre Company presents
One Hour Only by Sabrina Mahfouz.

Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe
2 – 27 August 2012

Marley is a Forensic Biology student and it’s her first night at work in an ‘upmarket’ brothel. AJ is good looking, intelligent and 21 today. He is also her first client. An hour of power play, debate and desire proves that you don’t always get what you pay for. Cutting, honest and poetic – One Hour Only examines the hope of youth and the sexual politics of contemporary Britain.

Cast & Creative

Writer Sabrina Mahfouz
Director Matt Wilde
Designer Francesca Reidy
Lighting Designer Josh Carr
Sound Designer Thyge Haarberg
Stage Manager Gregory Goodridge
Operator Michael Street

Produced by Euan Borland, Mark Conway, Molly Nicholson and Hannah Pierce

Marley Nadia Clifford
AJ Faraz Ayub

Supported by Old Vic New Voices, Ideastap, Underbelly and Rose Bruford College




"One Hour Only is well worth a look... the writing is strong."
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

"Tenderly written and terrifically acted."
Mark Shenton, The Sunday Express

"[a] brilliant play... a gem... a terrifically simple love story."
The Observer

"A sassy and at times tender peek into an off-limits world."
The Herald

"A little electric shock from London... contemporary and irresistible."
Orla O'Loughlin, The Independent