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.  

Co-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.


“Shatters Stereotypes: an ambitious, accomplished, immersive production that intersects community, culture and cars, and rejects the stereotypes”

The Stage

“Asks us to see beyond the noisy engines and throbbing bass from the sound systems to really see the people behind the wheel”

North West End

Digital Programme

Download the Digital Programme for Peaceophobia to find out more about the show, cast, team and cars!

Tour Dates

Peaceophobia is on tour in 2022!

Come and see this excellent unforgettable show at:

Norwich and Norfolk International Festival – 18th-21st May, check out the NNF website to book tickets

Brighton Festival, from 25th-29th May – check out the Brighton Festival website for more information and to buy tickets

Watch out for more news as Peaceophobia will return to Bradford and tour to Edinburgh Festival in August 2022 !!

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


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.

Want to find out more? Read the full Digital Programme online.