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Past Event

Perth International Arts Festival presents

No Guts, No Heart, No Glory

They are young. They are powerful. They are Muslim.

United Kingdom

Queen Street Gym

Tickets $16

  • Theatre


Courage and resilience collide in No Guts, No Heart, No Glory, a play about young Muslim women … and boxing.

‘We are sick of it, being ignored. We are sick of it, being indoors.’

Determined to make something brilliant of their lives, five boxers pummel their way through a battered punching bag to obliterate convention.

Based on interviews with female boxers, and written by Aisha Zia and devised in collaboration with five 16–23 year-old Muslim women and the former UK national champion Ambreen Sadiq, this provocative production is a chance for young Muslim women to represent themselves, to dance, to box, to swear, to get angry, to enjoy it, to be champions.

With a live electronic sound score, epic visual design, cinematic lighting and the raw energy of the Queen Street Gym, this immersive show explores what it is to be young, fearless and doing the unexpected. It’s a powerful reminder to be brave, proud of who you are and where you come from.

This is a standing show.

Download the No Guts, No Heart, No Glory event program here.

Awards & Reviews

‘Full of sweaty, sweary joy at the sheer possibilities of life.’

Cast & Crew / Artists

Aisha Zia


Evie Manning


Rhiannon White

Associate Director

Wojtek Rusin


Show Date & Times

Queen Street Gym 2.00pm*, 8.00pm#

  1. Feb W 24 * #
  2. T 25 #
  3. F 26 * #



Education Resources

Recommended for ages 15+

Standing show.

Frequent coarse language and adult themes.


Information for Teachers and Excursion Plan


Before the Show

The Company

Synopsis & Themes

After the Show

Workshop Information

Shouting From the Rooftops with Common Wealth

A specially selected group of students will experience the liberating theatre making practice of Common Wealth when the core creative teams visit their school.

Experimenting with devised, verbatim and site specific theatre to discover and express their genuine voice, these young people will find a new language in this unique creative process.

By invitation only. To register interest contact


Queen Street Gym

20 Queen Street, Perth Show in Google Maps ›
08 9481 0300
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