Peaceophobia (Bradford and Manchester)

Set in an open sided car park overlooking the city, Peaceophobia examines rising Islamophobia from the perspective of young Pakistani men from a modified car club, running in Bradford 10-19 September, and then in Manchester from 29 September.

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 car park 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, Peaceophobia is co-written by acclaimed playwright Zia Ahmed and Bradford Modified Club.

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