Peaceophobia returns for 2022 at Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Brighton Festival

Peaceophobia 12 © Ian Hodgson (Manchester 2021)
Peaceophobia © Ian Hodgson (Manchester 2021)

Peaceophobia will return in 2022 with new dates at Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Brighton Festival.

Peaceophobia challenges the political, social and cultural narratives surrounding young Muslim men.


The piece was conceived in Bradford and co-directed by young women from Common Wealth’s Speakers Corner Collective, co-written by acclaimed playwright Zia Ahmed and Bradford Modified Club, in co-production with Fuel.

Following a sell out premiere in Bradford and Manchester in 2021, Peaceophobia will perform at Norfolk & Norwich Festival 18 – 21 May 2022 and Brighton Festival 25 – 29 May 2022.

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.

Tickets for Norfolk & Norwich Festival go on sale 9 March while tickets for Brighton Festival are on sale now here.

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