Peaceophobia, the acclaimed performance from Bradford-based theatre company Common Wealth, is now available to stream online to mark Islamophobia Awareness Month.

Part car-meet, part-theatre, the show is an unapologetic response to rising Islamophobia around the world.

The film of Peaceophobia was created by Jack King, and filmed over a number of performances in Bradford, at Oastler Market Car Park in September 2021. The film will be available to watch from 19 to 23 November as part of Islamophobia Awareness Month 2021.

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.  

Watch now

Photo: Ian Hodgson