Adura Onashile’s powerful one woman performance as Henrietta Lacks is currently being seen by audiences all over the world. The tour of HeLa went to India earlier this year and is currently moving between Brazil and Jamaica before returning for dates in Scotland and Birmingham in September. Further dates in New Zealand and North America will be announced later in 2014.
Scroll down in the Current Projects section of producing company Iron-Oxide‘s website for further information or look out for performance listings on sci-stage.com
In the meantime, here is Adura Onashile talking about HeLa during it run at the Summerhall venue at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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Alan Turing and the Bletchley Park story get the theatrical treatment at the Edinburgh Fringe this year in Idle Motion‘s new play That is All You Need to Know. This piece of physical theatre uses brilliantly imaginative stagecraft to tell the stories of some of the people who tried to save the wartime code-breaking site from the brink of destruction. It also tells the tales of some of the people who worked at Bletchley Park during the Second World War and who weren’t allowed to talk openly about what they did for decades afterwards.
Music, movement, drama, stunningly simple visual effects and commanding performances combined to make this a captivating experience when StageScite caught That is All You Need to Know at the Greenwich Theatre in June.
That is All You Need to Know is at the Zoo Southside, Edinburgh at 17:05 on 2nd-24th August 2013 (not 11th and 18th).
The production will also be at the Oxford Playhouse on 5th September 2013.