With nearly half a century experience creating original productions, IOU has a varied and wonderful history. Use our timeline to scroll back through the years and explore the project archives. 

The IOU shows and projects shown at this initial launch of the timeline, will be added to, to include as much information as possible to create IOU’s complete archive. If you have information or stories connected to any of the past production, please let us know, we would like to hear from you! We would like to eventually include anecdotes and memories of audience members on the timeline.

If you have a specific year you’d like to explore, use the year scroll function on the left. 



CultureDale: Artist Showcase 2024

First presented

Summer 2024

February 2024

Helen Marriage, Artistic Director of creative company Artichoke, is appointed as Chair of IOU. She is joined by new Trustees: Cultural Strategist Catherine Waddington, Factory International Technical Director Jack Thompson, sculptor & David Nash Studio Manager Sam Clayton.



A white man stands looking just away from the camera. He has a bauld head and a grey beard. He is smiling and wears a navy jacket with red and black checked shirt underneath. In the background there is a metal and brick wall.

The Wheel

First presented

UK Premiere at Festival of Thrift