No Guts, No Heart, No Glory

Common Wealth

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

A 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.



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


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


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


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


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.


Thu 5 Mar, 7.30pm
Fri 6 Mar, 1pm and 7:30pm
Sat 7 and Sun 8 Mar, 1:30pm and 7:30pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
£15 - (020) 7960 4200

Wed 5 and Thu 6 Aug, 7pm; and Fri 7 Aug, 6pm.
URB 15 Festival, Helsinki 
Ruskeasuo Sports Hall
Online booking here

Tue 8 Sep, 7pm. Wed 9 and Thu 10 Sep, 1:30pm. Fri 11 and Sat 12 Sep, 6pm.
The STUDIO at The REP, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP
0121 236 4455
Online booking here

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