I HAVE MET THE ENEMY (and the enemy is us)


I HAVE MET THE ENEMY (and the enemy is us)

What if we said that Britain (this tiny island) is the second biggest arms dealer in the world? 

A former British soldier, a Palestinian actor and a Yemeni Artist come together, in a joint attempt to understand the UK arms trade and its impact around the world. Through differing perspectives and a shared love of techno, I Have Met the Enemy (and the enemy is us) takes us on a personal and political journey into the darkest corners of what makes Britain tick.

Common Wealth will transform community spaces into worlds for audiences to explore – worlds charged with light, sound and robotics. 

I Have Met the Enemy is part techno party, part investigation and above all else, a call to action.



Tour Dates & Audience Note

TFD Youth Centre in Holmewood, Bradford from 27th September – 5th October 2019

TFD Youth Centre, Broadstone Way, Bradford BD4 9DY

Show starts at 7.30pm, matinees at 2.30pm on Saturday 28th September and Saturday 5th October

BSL interpretation on Friday 4th October at 7.30pm and Saturday 5th October at 2.30pm

Venue is wheelchair accessible

Tickets, £10 full price, £2 for anyone on any benefits

Book tickets here

Byker Community Centre, Newcastle from 16th October – 26th October 2019

Full price £10, £2 for Byker Residents

For more information on performance times, accessibility and to book tickets please visit Northern Stage website here 


For audience travelling from outside Bradford please note that the venue is 10 minutes drive from Bradford City Centre, please allow for travel time.

If you are arriving by car please use the postcode BD4 9DY. There is a car park to the right of the building with space for 10 cars including a disabled car parking space. There is also on street parking on the streets around.

If you are arriving by public transport please use our brilliant access video which will let you know how to get to TFD from Bradford Interchange.

  1. Bradford Interchange, Bridge Street.
  2. Buses to Holmewood, [617/618].
  3. Get off at the 17th stop, the one opposite ‘Holmewood, Social Club’.
  4. Walk down the hill, which is a 2-minute walk.
  5. You will arrive at TFD, Youth Centre.
  6. Enjoy the show


I Have Met the Enemy is immersive, there is no traditional seating although there are seats available for anyone with mobility issues and there will be an accessible viewing area. Please let us know if you require this on arrival.

70 Minutes running time 

Recommended age: 12+


A co-production with Northern Stage, in association with Chapter Arts and Southbank Centre. Funded by Arts Council England, Bradford Council and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.