If ‘Islam’ comes from ‘peace’, how can you fear peace? 

Peaceophobia is an unapologetic response to rising Islamophobia around the world. Part car-show, part-theatre, the show asks how do 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 harrassment, 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 car-park with a Supra, a Golf and a classic Nova, Peaceophobia brings together cars and theatre with cinematic lighting and an electronic sound score.  

Directed by young women from Speakers Corner, a political, social collective based in Bradford and award winning theatre company Common Wealth, co-written by acclaimed playwright Zia Ahmed and Bradford Modified Club, a co-production with Fuel.


Creative Team

Performed by Mohammad Ali Yunis, Casper Ahmed, and Sohail Hussain

Written by Zia Ahmed with Mohammad Ali Yunis, Casper Ahmed, and Sohail Hussain

Directed by Evie Manning, Iram Rehman, Sajidah Shabir, Rosema Nawaz, Mariyah Kayat, Madeyah Khan and Maleehah Hussain

Designer – Rosie Elnile

Sound Designer & Composer – Wojtek Rusin


Bradford Box Office Information

Oastler Market Car Park, Bradford City Centre

£10 full price, £5 concession

60 minutes, no interval. Recommended 12+ due to mild swearing

Friday 10th September 8.30pm

Saturday 11th September 6pm & 8.30pm

Sunday 12th September 8.30pm

Tuesday 14th September 8.30pm (BSL performance)

Wednesday 15th September 8.30pm

Thursday 16th September 8.30pm

Friday 17th September 6pm & 8.30pm

Saturday 18th September 8.30pm

Contact Manchester Box Office Information

Book through or box office phone line 0161 274 0600

Tickets £15 full price/£10 Under-35s/£5 Concessions.

Wednesday 29th September 8.30pm

Thursday 30th September 8.30pm

Friday 1st October 6pm & 8.30pm

Saturday 2nd October 6pm & 8.30pm

Watched the show? Read the full Digital Programme online. .


Co-created by Bradford Modified Club, Speakers Corner Collective and Common Wealth. Co-produced by Common Wealth and Fuel

Peaceophobia is supported by Bradford 2025, Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund, Co-Creating Change, Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Pears Foundation, and Fenton Arts Trust.