GDIF 2022 | London’s free, annual outdoor performing arts festival 26 August-11 September 2022

Presented By Fuel Theatre

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. 

Access drop-off point 

Lesney Ave 

Photo route 

Will be available to download in ‘Where to Find it’ section August 19. 

Contact  

For Access questions, contact Alex: alex@festival.org // 07899 893 935   

Other audience questions, contact our Box Office: boxoffice@festival.org  

 

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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, 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, Stage Manager: Catherine Farish, Technical Stage Manager: Jamie Grier, Sound Technician: Adam Steed, Production LX: Conor Skelton, Graphic Designer: Robert Scargill, Videographer & Video Editor: Jack King

Supported by

Peaceophobia is supported by Without Walls, Arts Council England and London Legacy Development Corporation.

Where to find it

w3w.co/thinks.today.rides

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