Drama Review: HeLa – the play

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DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2014.068


The book was powerful enough. Disturbing in its examination of the human face of the HeLa cell story, Rebecca Skloot’s book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, took the bioethics world by storm, quickly becoming a must-read for all those engaged in the study of medical and research ethics. The brilliant dramatisation of this story of human loss and gain to humankind by the well-known playwright and actor, Adura Onashile, is an emotional wringer. Onashile’s solo performance in the play, directed by Graham Eatough and produced by Iron Oxide, has kept the audiences riveted.

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