No Guts, No Heart, No Glory explores being young, fearless and doing the unexpected. Working closely with five 16-22-year-old Muslim women and former National Champion boxer Ambreen Sadiq. This play represents a young Muslim female experience of life in the UK. It speaks to young people and will make them feel braver and encourage them to live how they want to live, so that they are free and confident to make their own choices tomorrow.
Common Wealth are an award-winning, Bradford-based company who make site-specific theatre events that are political and contemporary—based in the present day—the here and now. Our ideas are rooted in socialist politics, working class backgrounds, a keen interest in contemporary music/theatre/art/design, the people that we meet and an idealistic ambition to shift things. We see our plays as campaigns, a way of bringing people together and making change feel possible.
Aisha Zia is a playwright based in the UK. She completed her MA in Creative Writing (plays and screenplays) at City University, London. No Guts, No Heart, No Glory is her fourth full-length play. Aisha worked with Common Wealth on her adaptation An Indecent Incident from A Nasty Story by Fyodor Dostoevsky and wrote text for Our Glass House, a play which explored domestic abuse and toured disused houses around the UK from 2012- 2013.