Common Wealth and Fuel present Peaceophobia
Co-created by Common Wealth, Speakers Corner and Bradford Modified Club. Written by Zia Ahmed.
Thursday 15 June, 6.30pm and 9pm (BSL interpreted at 6.30pm)
Friday 16 June - 6.30pm and 9pm
Saturday 17 June - 2pm
(Doors open half an hour before show time)
If ‘Islam’ comes from ‘peace’, how can you fear peace?
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.
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.
Language: Mild swearing
Content: Created from the lived experiences of the Co-Creators, the show includes depictions of Islamophobia; Racism; Institutionalised Racism (Airport Checks, Police Encounters)
Production Guidance: Loud Music and Sounds; Moving Vehicles; Flashing Lights; Confetti; Smoke
Age Guidance: 12+
(Scroll down past the trailer for more advance information)
Accompanying Peaceophobia in the car park is the Sisterhood exhibition created by young women from Bradford Collective Speakers Corner, highlighting their friendship and celebrating femininity, pride, and collective strength. We advise audiences to arrive at least 15-30mins prior to the performances so they have plenty of time to find the location and see the exhibition first. MORE> [https://www.tramway.org/sisterhood/]
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