No Guts, No Heart, No Glory

Written by: Aisha Zia

We are sick of it, being ignored

We are sick of it, being indoors

NO GUTS, NO HEART, NO GLORY explores being young, fearless and doing the unexpected. Working closely with five 16-22-year-old Muslim women and former National Champion boxer Ambreen Sadiq. This play represents a young Muslim female experience of life in the UK. It speaks to young people and will make them feel braver and encourage them to live how they want to live, so that they are free and confident to make their own choices tomorrow.

‘Common Wealth are an award-winning, Bradford-based company who make site-specific theatre events that are political and contemporary – based in the present day – the here and now. Our ideas are rooted in socialist politics, working class backgrounds, a keen interest in contemporary music/theatre/art/design, the people that we meet and an idealistic ambition to shift things. We see our plays as campaigns, a way of bringing people together and making change feel possible.

NO GUTS, NO HEART, NO GLORY was winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe, 2014 and was shortlisted for Amnesty International’s Freedom of Expression Award in the same year’.

NO GUTS, NO HEART, NO GLORY was published by Oberon.

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