Iron Oxide
Creators of Daring Physical Performance

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HeLa - back on the road....

HeLa  -  back on the road....

As the Autumn tour begins, new Scottish dates added...

Find out more on our 'Current Projects' page

A community creation delivering precious mettle... * * * *

A community creation delivering precious mettle... * * * *

"A remarkable effort, stirringly delivered" Mary Brennan at The Herald reviews White Gold

Theatre review: White Gold, Greenock * * * *

Theatre review: White Gold, Greenock * * * *

...intense and often beautiful... Joyce McMillan at The Scotsman reviews White Gold

On the Road 2014 - BBC 1

Actor David Hayman reveals the amazing rejuvenation of the iconic sugar sheds in Greenock as a performance space...

Bittersweet show gives 3D take on life by Clyde...

Bittersweet show gives 3D take on life by Clyde...

"This is about achievement and communities coming together to create something spectacular and extraordinary...." The Herald chats to the White Gold team

White Gold on the Culture Studio

Iron Oxide's Producer Natasha Lee-Walsh spoke to Janice Forsyth about White Gold on the Culture Studio today. Listen in around 1:26:50

White Gold: Imagination takes flight

White Gold: Imagination takes flight
A former sugar shed hosts a death-defying theatrical experience, writes Susan Mansfield...


Five Stars for HeLa at Contact Manchester!

Read the full review…

HeLa - UK and International Tour dates announced...

HeLa - UK and International Tour dates announced...

Find out more on our ‘Current Projects’ page…

Adura Onashile talks to Summerhall TV about her motivation for writng and performing her solo piece, HeLa

HeLa Trailer

HeLa Trailer

Watch the HeLa trailer here.

Having enjoyed a critically acclaimed run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013 HeLa is set to tour on home soil and internationally in spring 2014 - watch this space!

HeLa - Winner of the ‘Flying Artichoke Award’!

Another set of congratulations out to the HeLa team for their Flying Artichoke Award :)

Given by Scottish Arts Club-Edinburgh Guide – Scottish Theatre Fringe.  We will be at The Scottish Arts Club in Edinburgh this Sunday to collect it!

HeLa - Total Theatre Award Nominee!!!

Iron-Oxide wish to congratulate Graham Eatough and Adura Onashile and the rest of the team on their well deserved Total Theatre nomination!

 Great work guys :)

HeLa - The reviews keep on coming!

‘...a shocking slice of shamefully hidden history ...theatrically bold in the telling, with Onashile's heart-rending performance at its centre’ 

* * * * The Herald

"She embodies the woman herself with passion, integrity and sensitivity...Onashile's performance is just as compelling as the narrative she skilfully unfolds."

* * * * Broadway Baby

“...Adura Onashile gives a performance that is as spirited as it is heartbreaking...A provocative, chilling piece which cuts to the bone.”

* * * * The List

“It is an uneasy watch but an important piece of writing that throws into relief moral questions about race, poverty and the ethics of the ownership of human tissue that have been ignored for too long.”

* * * * All Edinburgh Theatre

“The fusion of video, music, monologue and physicality makes HeLa a feast for all the senses. This extraordinary, true story is treated with delicacy and astuteness...”

* * * * The Peoples Review

“...tightly told and meticulously researched, cut through with shocking statistics...

 We are left wondering what is more human: the DNA that make up our bodies or the personalities that come from our souls?”

* * * * Fest Mag

“This is a piece of theatre that not only entertains and moves, but asks essential questions about medical ethics, vulnerability and the abuse of trust.”

* * * * The Scotsman


By Adura Onashile

Directed by Graham Eatough

produced by Iron-Oxide

After a successful run at the EISF, HeLa will run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of the Made in Scotland showcase.


Digi-Bhang Live

With Tigerstyle & Guests

in association with Iron-Oxide

As part of the first ever Made in Scotland Music award, Iron-Oxide are working with Glasgow based DJ/Music Production outfit Tigerstyle to produce Digi-Bhang Live. Featuring collaborating artists and musicians from both Asian and Scottish backgrounds, combining traditional influences of ‘Bhangra' with electronic elements, musicians of Asian and Scottish backgrounds bring you a performance of intergalactic future folk fusion! With a club night to follow; Digi-Bhang Live promises to be a welcome assault on the senses for fans of all genres.