Iron Island

An immersive maritime experience with theatrical lighting and poetry

SS Great Britain

Working closely with poet Saili Katebe and the team at the SS Great Britain, we created an evocative visual narrative exploring themes of migration, exploration and discovery. We were invited to bring the dry-dock that surrounds the SS Great Britain to life with the sights and sounds of the sea, with the aim to transport, educate and transfix the audience.

Drawing inspiration from a wealth of content from the ship’s archives, we created a richly textured and contemporary multimedia experience combining 360-degree projections, theatrical lighting and spoken word.


Created by

Limbic Cinema


Saili Katebe


Joe Acheson (Hidden Orchestra)

Lighting Design

Ella Ritchie-Purdie