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How To Be Better – Contact, Manchester

Writer: Devised by Contact Young Company with Common Wealth and Yussuf M'Rabty Director: Common Wealth Reviewer: Lizz Clark As each year draws to an end, we often find ourselves thinking about what we'd like to have done different, making resolutions and trying to become a “new me”. Maybe we want to earn more, go to the gym, learn a musical ...

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No Guts, No Heart, No Glory – The STUDIO, Birmingham REP

Writer: Aisha Zia, Director: Evie Manning, Reviewer: Gemma Corden, For the truly immersive No Guts, No Heart, No Glory, The Studio at Birmingham's Repertory theatre is transformed into a boxing club where five young Muslim Pakistani women from Bradford smash the mould, challenging the expectations placed upon them by family and society. Inspired by the experiences of former British Boxing ...

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FEATURE: Common Wealth share theatre making process

Forming part of the Bradford Literature Festival, Ruth Jepsonattends Working with Verbatim-a theatre writing masterclass. The event is run by Evie Manning and Aisha Zia, respectively Artistic Director and Writer for Common Wealth - an immersive installation theatre company who use interviews as the starting point for their creations. Before the event starts,I take the chance to chat with some ...

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No Guts, No Heart, No Glory – Boxing Club, Moss Side Fire Station, Manchester

Director: Evie Manning Writer: Aisha Zia Movement Director: Kate Sagovsky Choreographer: Imogen Knight Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby   A boxing gym in a fire station in Moss Side is a location redolent with possibilities for site specific theatre. The walls are covered in framed photographs, mostly of boys and men and their moments of minor sporting triumph. The smell of ...

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