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. 


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.

November 2023

Over 120 guests from across the arts and cultural sectors came together to celebrate David Wheeler’s 47-years of creativity with the company. As a founder member and Artistic Director since 1988, David leaves IOU with an impressive body of work that has helped to change the artistic landscape of the UK.


The Wheel

First presented

UK Premiere at Festival of Thrift


Sound Wave Collider

First presented

August 2023 Sound Wave Collider at Yorkshire Sculpture Park


Two Rivers at 9a Projects, Todmorden

First presented

April 2023