Adura Onashile

Adura trained at Oxford School of Drama and Dartington College of Arts.

Theatre Credits include: Creditors – Stewart Laing/Lyceum Theatre, Flight- Vox Motus/ Edinburgh Intl. Festival, Ophelia – Stewart Laing/Oran Mor, Dragon – Vox Motus/ Citizens Theatre, Last Dream (On Earth) – Kai Fischer/National Theatre of Scotland, Hela (Iron Oxide), City of the Blind and Untitled Love Story (David Leddy/Fire Exit), Roadkill (Pachamama/Ankur/Richard Jordan Productions Ltd at Traverse Theatre and Theatre de la Ville), Arabian Nights (RSC), The Rover (Southwark Playhouse), The Icarus Girl (Arcola Theatre), Ma Vie en Rose (Young Vic), Medea (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Macbeth (Out of Joint), The Overwhelming (National Theatre), Dance Credits include Black President (Barbican) Helena Goldwater (site-specific) Choreodrome (The Place) WOMAD International Festival and The Clod Ensemble (National Theatre).

TV & Radio credits include: River City (BBC Scotland), Disclosure (BBC Scotland), The Truth About Hawaii (BBC Radio 4), Triple Word Score, (Radio 4) and Red Enters the Eye and The Overwhelming for BBC Radio 3


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Dear Europe – National Theatre of Scotland/SWG3

Date posted: 14th Mar 2019

Challenged by the National Theatre of Scotland to explore their relationship with Europe, some of Scotland’s most adventurous artists and theatre makers will present their powerful, playful and provocative responses…Read More

First Look Readings – Some Of Us Are Brave by Adura Onashile

Date posted: 23rd Oct 2018

First Look Readings is the Traverse’s celebration of new writing, in which three Traverse-commissioned plays will be performed in front of an audience for the very first time, script-in-hand by…Read More

Breakfast Plays: YOUTHQUAKE – Traverse Theatre

Date posted: 3rd Aug 2018

World premiere youthquake noun A significant cultural, political or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people. Three young Scottish playwrights from the Traverse Young Writers’ group join…Read More

Creditors: Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

Date posted: 24th Apr 2018

Starring Adura Onashile at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. The run begins 27th April. Young artist, Adolph is in love with his new wife, the successful novelist Tekla, and why…Read More

Adura Onashile

Date posted: 13th Feb 2018

Congratulations to Adura Onashile who has been awarded Channel 4 Playwrights’ Scheme Bursary. Adura has already embarked upon one-year attachment with the Traverse Theatre. Their principal task over the 12 months is…Read More

Scotland On Demand

Date posted: 13th Sep 2017

Adura has been working with Scotland On Demand, a fantastic new talent development opportunity for emerging minority ethnic writers and creative producers to create a 10-minute scripted pilot for digital…Read More

2017 BBC Writers Room – Adura Onashile

Date posted: 10th Aug 2017

 Adura Onashile has been selected as one of 20 writers on the 2017 BBC Writersroom Drama Room scheme. The Drama Room is a six-month scheme which offers targeted training and…Read More

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