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Common Wealth and Fuel present Peaceophobia

Co-created by Common Wealth, Speakers’ Corner and Bradford Modified Club.
Written by Zia Ahmed.

Peaceophobia is an unapologetic response to rising Islamophobia around the world. Part car-meet part-theatre, the show explores how you find peace in a world that tells you who you are.

If ‘Islam’ comes from ‘peace’, how can you fear peace?

Growing up in the shadow of the Bradford Riots, 9/11 and police harassment, cars and faith are a sanctuary, an escape, an expression for three Muslim Pakistani men. Ali, Sohail and Casper are taking control of the narratives around their religion, their city, and their cars.

Staged in a carpark with a Supra, a Golf and a classic Nova, Peaceophobia brings together cars and theatre with cinematic lighting and an original electronic sound score.

Conceived in Bradford and co-directed by young women from Speakers’ Corner Collective and award-winning theatre company Common Wealth, co-written by acclaimed playwright Zia Ahmed and Bradford Modified Club, in co-production with Fuel.

Thurs 30th at 8.30pm of September will be a BSL interpreted performance delivered by Lizzie Wharton.

Recommended for ages 12+ due to mild swearing.


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Peaceophobia is supported by Bradford 2025, Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund, Co-Creating Change, Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Pears Foundation and Fenton Arts. In partnership with Alchemy Arts.

Images: Karol Wyszynski

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  • Price
    £15 Full price/£10 Under-35s/£5 Concessions
  • Venue

    Q-Park First Street Car Park. Anne Horniman St, Manchester M15 4FN

  • Ages
    Recommended for ages 12+
  • Running
    60 Minutes (no interval)
  • Booking info

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  • Genre
Date Time & Place
Wednesday 29 September 8:30pm
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Thursday 30 September 8:30pm
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Friday 1 October 6:00pm
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Friday 1 October 8:30pm
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Saturday 2 October 6:00pm
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Saturday 2 October 8:30pm
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