Conceived by young women from Common Wealth’s Speakers Corner Collective, Peaceophobia is about challenging the political, social, and cultural narratives surrounding young Muslim men. Part theatre show, part car rally, Peaceophobia addresses the hostility and misunderstanding surrounding Islam. If Islam means peace, how can you have a fear of peace?

Common Wealth are working with members of Speakers Corner Collective and Bradford Modified Club to create a site-specific performance event staged in car parks, performed by three members of the Bradford Modified Club and their cars. Peaceophobiaexplores pride, freedom, and adrenaline and cars as a symbol of strength, skill, and recovery.





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, Zara Zaheer, and Maleehah Hussain

Designer – Rosie Elnile

Sound Designer & Composer – Wojtek Rusin

Production Manager – Liam Whittaker

Additional technical support from Erik Perera and Ross Flight.


Peaceophobia is scheduled for April 2021, we will be listening to and following guidelines carefully to see if we can continue as planned


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

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