2014

No Guts, No Heart, No Glory

Common Wealth

'We are sick of it, being ignored. Sick of it, being indoors'. 

Contact-commissioned site-specific play staged in boxing gyms, by the critically acclaimed immersive theatre company Common Wealth

Based on interviews with Muslim female boxers, No Guts, No Heart, No Glory is devised in collaboration with five 16-23 year old performers and explores being young, fearless and doing the unexpected. With a live electronic sound score, epic visual design, cinematic lighting and the energy of a club.

commonwealththeatre.co.uk

AWARDS

The Scotsman Fringe First Winner 2014
Short-listed for Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.

REVIEWS

'Raw, heartfelt, blazing with energy & sometimes absolutely beautiful' ★★★★ The Scotsman
'Punchy and powerful' ★★★★ The Guardian
'Life-affirming' ★★★★ The Independent

PICK OF THE FRINGE

Radio Times: No2 Things to see at Edinburgh
Scotsman: Top 10 pick of the Fringe
The Times: Top 10 Theatre to see at Edinburgh Fringe

PRESS

Bradford’s Muslim women boxers enter the ring -G2 Magazine
Not just for boys': Muslim women take new play about female boxing to the Edinburgh Fringe - The Independent
The female Muslim boxers making their mark on the Fringe - The Scotsman
Women are squaring up to beat stereotypes in the ring - The Herald

NOTES

Suitable for over 14s.
Co-produced by Common Wealth and Contact.
Commissioned by Contact and Theatre in the Mill.
Funded by Arts Council England, Scottish Government, Neighbourhood Partnership (Portobello and Craigmillar), Foundation Scotland, Theatre in the Mill, Bradford Council and Contact.

TOUR DATES

Monday 18th – Monday 25th August 2014
Monday – Thursday: Shows at 2pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Shows at 4pm and 8pm
Sandy’s Boxing Gym, 76 Craigmillar Castle Avenue, Edinburgh, EH16 4DW
£12/6 - 0131 226 0000
edfringe.com

Tuesday 16th – Sunday 21st September 2014
Tuesday: 11am and 2pm. Thursday: 7.30pm.
Friday: 8.30pm. Saturday and Sunday: 7,30pm
Bradford Police and College Boxing Academy, Trinity Green Campus, Bradford College, Easby Road BD7 1JG
£10/5 - 01274 233200
brad.ac.uk/theatre

Tuesday 16th – Sunday 21st September 2014
Tuesday: 11am and 2pm. Thursday: 7.30pm.
Friday: 8.30pm. Saturday and Sunday: 7,30pm
Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club, Moss Side Fire Station,
Denhill Road,
Moss Side,
Manchester,
M15 5NR
£12/6 - 0161 274 0600
contactmcr.com/commonwealth

 

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