GDIF 2023 | London’s free, annual outdoor performing arts festival 25 August-10 September 2023

Presented By Common Wealth & Fuel

Peaceophobia

7 - 10 September | 7 & 8 September 8pm, 9 & 10 September 6pm & 9pm | Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Multi-Storey Car Park

Duration: 60min

What to Expect: Make some noise | Sensory spectacle

Tickets: £10 (free tickets available to local residents)

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

Staged in a multi-storey car park, Peaceophobia is an unapologetic response to rising Islamophobia around the world.

Written by playwright Zia Ahmed, this extraordinary verbatim production, features cinematic lighting, an electronic score, a Supra, a Golf and a classic Nova.  

Meet Ali, Sohail and Casper, as they take back control through the sub-culture of modified car clubs, which provide sanctuary and a means of expression around their religion, their city and their cars. 

 

Performance Schedule:

Wednesday 7 September: 8pm

Thursday 8 September: 8pm

Friday 9 September: 6pm & 9pm

Saturday 10 September 6pm & 9pm

More information on Peaceophobia

How to attend

Peaceophobia is a paid for, ticketed event.

Site Access 

Lifts are available within the car park to access the performance. 

Viewing area 

Not required for this performance.  

On-site walking distances  

Minimal 

Respite and Access Areas 

Restaurants and shops located nearby with a 3 minute walk. 

Accessible Toilets 

Accessible toilets available on site. 

Blue badge parking  

Paid parking available on site – Blue Badge holders free. Postcode: E15 2HB

Contact [email protected] if you require parking for this performance.

Access drop-off point 

Lesney Ave 

Photo route 

Available to download in the ‘Where to Find it’ section below.

Contact  

For Access questions, contact [email protected] // 07899 893 935   

Other audience questions, contact our Box Office: [email protected]  

 

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Access

BSL Interpretation, Captions and Audio Description on Thursday 8 September.

Touch Tour on Thursday 8 September at 7.15pm.

This performance is recommended for age 12+ and contains mild swearing, stage pyrotechnics, loud music, flashing lights and smoke. Created from the lived experiences of the Co-Creators, the show includes depictions of Islamophobia and Racism. 

Check out our Access Information page for GDIF 2022 to learn more about our access practices.

Peaceophobia Trailer

Audiences React to Peaceophobia

Gallery

Credits

Co-Created by Common Wealth, Speakers Corner, Bradford Modified Club, co-produced by Common Wealth and Fuel, Written by Zia Ahmed with Mohammad Ali Yunis, Casper Ahmed, and Sohail Hussain, Performed by 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: Wojciech Rusin, Lighting Designer: Andy Purves, Associate Designer & Inflatables Creator: Rachel Schofield Owen, Soft Tissue Studio, Choreography Support: Lloyd Thomas and Himani Bhardwaj, Voice Actors: Merch Husey, Liz Simmons and James Lewis Company, Production Manager: Rachel Bowen, Stage Manager: Kayleigh Chapman, Technical Stage Manager: Ben Burnside, Production Sound: Joey Warrington, Production LX: Conor Skelton, Graphic Designer: Robert Scargill, Videographer & Video Editor: Jack King.

Supported by

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

Where to find it

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park MultiStorey Car, Park E15 2HB 

https://what3words.com/thinks.today.rides

Click here to view the Photo Route.

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