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
Show Date & Times
Queen Street Gym 2.00pm*, 5.00pm#, 8.00pm+
- Feb T 23 +
- W 24 * +
- T 25 +
- F 26 * +
- S 27 +
- S 28 #