Reviews For Friends #26: No Guts, No Heart, No Glory - Birmingham Repertory Theatre
This review was originally written for The Public reviews:
Fizzing with nervous energy
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 Champion aged just 16, Ambreen Sadiq (who worked closely alongside the production team and cast), and starring former British Universities Female Boxing Champion, Saira Tabasum as herself, No Guts combines monologue, authentic boxing and choreographed movement set to a live, pumping electronic score. Tabasum and co remind us of what it is like to be a teenager, finding our place in the world and...
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