Press

Reviews

The Deal Versus the People

  • "Full of energy and passion. Seriously compelling. Using Bradfordians rather than polished actors, lends the piece a brilliant authenticity and gives a voice to those who are so often voiceless. Sometimes theatre needs to be as dangerous as this is."

    Yorkshire Post

No Guts, No Heart, No Glory

  • Full of sweaty, sweary joy at the sheer possibilities of life

    The Guardian
  • Powerful and triumphant … a celebration of the human will that transcends religion and gender

    The Independent
  • A theatrical experience to remember; raw, heartfelt, blazing with energy and sometimes absolutely beautiful

    The Scotsman
  • An irresistible thing about muscle, guts and the determination to stand up for who you are in an increasingly mad world.

    Herald

Our Glass House

  • Shattering.

    The Guardian
  • Visceral stuff… truly opens a door into another world.

    The Independent
  • Essential stuff, which highlights still hidden crimes in one of the most theatrically powerful ways imaginable.

    Herald
  • Acted with believable intensity by an excellent cast.

    The Times
  • Striking…the artistry with which it combines the text with a series of haunting installations, some high powered acting and a magnificent soundscape.

    The Scotsman
  • The acting is excellent. The script is crystal-clear. Each room is a meticulously-imagined world... Remarkably intensity... Almost overwhelming.

    FEST Magazine
  • Leaves the air ringing… A magnificent achievement and one that feels vitally important.

    Exeunt Magazine
  • Our Glass House rewards bravery on the part of the audience.

    Metro
  • The performances are so utterly believable, bold and without judgement.

    Female Arts
  • Sure to stay with you for a very long time. It’s resonant, sensitive and yet incredibly bold, an experience rather than just a performance.

    Public Reviews
  • Bound to receive tremendous acclaim. It’s simply wonderful.

    The Stage
  • A courageous production… tackles a complex and challenging issue and takes this into the heart of a non-theatre community that has come to receive it with a sense of ownership.

    Total Theatre
  • Effective and affecting, Our Glass House is a wonderfully inventive site-specific production from theatre collective Common Wealth like no other I have ever seen in Bristol. It is a superb use of space, part art installation, part performance, so prepare to get lost in thoughts and lost in this house and its secrets.

    Bristol Culture Magazine
  • Astonishing and absorbing-actors were compelling throughout

    Bristol Evening Post
  • Top Picks of Edinburgh Fringe 2014

    Metro, Independent and The Guardian Top Picks of Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Articles

Recent Articles

  • Kate Tempest on Radical Acts & Common Wealth
    The Observer Kate Tempest September 2018
  • "I don't feel like I'm going to work, I feel like I'm participating in a movement"
    Poor Theatres Jenny Hughes October 2015
  • Play about controversial trade deal opens in Bradford City Council Chambers
    Independent Nick Clark October 2015
  • We've gone away and fucking cried sometimes
    Exeunt Alice Saville October 2015
  • Where did you find them?
    A Younger Theatre September 2015
  • Why we made The Deal Vs The People
    Big Issue in the North October 2015
  • "I haven't seen a drop, never mind a trickle"
    Huffington Post Ruth Bergan December 2014
  • Bradford’s Muslim women boxers enter the ring
    Guardian G2 12th August 2014
  • 'Extremism fight is battle for all'
    Scotsman Joyce McMillan
  • 'Not just for boys': Muslim women take new play about female boxing to the Edinburgh Fringe
    Independent
  • The female Muslim boxers making their mark on the Fringe
    Scotsman
  • Women are squaring up to beat stereotypes in the ring
    The Herald
  • Pick of the Fringe
    Radio Times: No2 Things to see at Edinburgh
    Scotsman: Top 10 pick of the Fringe
    The Times: Top 10 Theatre to see at Edinburgh Fringe
  • Can a theatre show help domestic violence victims?
    The Guardian 16th July 2013
  • Muslim Female Boxing Show Set for Edinburgh Fringe
    Scotland on Sunday 6th July 2014
  • Duty of care
    New Theatre in Your Neighbourhood Maddy Costa 14th November 2013
  • Spreading the Word
    Exeunt Magazine Guest blog by Evie Manning 11th November 2013
  • People in Glass Houses
    Youth Arts Interview with Rhiannon on Our Glass House 8th November 2013
  • Our Glass House Interview
    This Week London Interview with Evie 14th November 2013
  • You really have to be there
    Metro 24th April 2014
  • First Person Interview: Ambreen Sadiq
    Financial Times 3rd August 2013
  • Female Boxers take to the stage
    Asian Express October 2013
  • Why Theatres Need to Get Out More
    The Guardian Lyn Gardner's Theatre Blog 25th September 2013
  • With rape centre-stage, theatregoers can no longer turn a blind eye
    The Guardian Lyn Gardner's Theatre Blog 4th September 2013
  • Innovative domestic abuse play takes place in four bedroom house
    Daily Record, Scotland 14th August 2013
  • Some police officers guilty of domestic abuse says new chief
    The Scotsman 20th August 2013

Awards

We’re Still Here

50 New Radicals with NESTA and Observer New Review, 2018

https://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2018/sep/16/2018-new-radicals-story-winners-michael-sheen-nesta

Our Glass House

Winner of Special Commendation Award
Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Awards 2013

No Guts, No Heart, No Glory

Winner of Scotsman Fringe First Award 2014,
Short-listed for Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2014

TV and Radio

TV/Video

  • Interview with Ambreen Sadiq, Evie Manning and actors
    Look North BBC

Radio

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