Monthly Archives: November 2014

No Guts, No Heart, No Glory

What happens when you are a 16 year old Muslim woman in Bradford and want to shape your own life and do something different? No Guts, No Heart, No Glory is a story of five young female boxers.  It is set in the Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Gym, by immersive theatre company Common Wealth.  The gym, almost… Continue Reading →

The line between Theatre and Performance Art – Misplaced Memoirs

On Sunday I witnessed an amazing piece of performance art organised by the Cornerhouse: ‘Misplaced Memoirs is an intimate site-specific performance in which Qasim Riza Shaheen reveals his memories and stories of personal desire and past relationships through a series of confessional, poetic self-portraits. The piece will be performed to four [my correction] people at a time… Continue Reading →

Royal Exchange Studio – Secret Theatre 6

The Royal Exchange Studio must be my favourite venue in Manchester.  Over the years I have seen amazing, innovative theatre in this space.  And yet, tucked away in a corner, I feel that many visitors may not even be aware of its existence. I have come to see Secret Theatre’s Show 6; I was impressed… Continue Reading →