PANDORA’S BOX returns for NATIONAL TOUR
Following sell-out shows at Arcola Theatre, the acclaimed, award-winning British-African family drama, Pandora’s Box, embarks on its long-awaited UK tour from 12th September 2014.
This ‘touching, hilarious’ (The Stage) hit play has been dazzling audiences with its ‘enthralling, brilliant’ (Public Reviews) story and performances.
We’ll be at:
The Black-E, Liverpool – Fri 12th Sept
The Lowry, Salford – Sat 13th Sept
Bradford Theatres – Wed 17th Sept
Seven Arts, Leeds – Thurs 18th sept
Sheffield Theatres – Fri/Sat 19th/20th Sept
The Drum, Birmingham – Wed 1st Oct
Southampton Hub Theatre – Th/Fri/ Sat 2nd/3rd/4th Oct
Carnival Arts Centre, Luton – Thurs 9th Oct
Millfields Arts Centre – Wed 8th Oct
Catford Broadway – Fri 10th Oct
Broadway Barking – Thurs 23rd Oct
Bernie Grant Arts Centre- Fri/Sat 24th/25th Oct
Bussey Building and Hackney Downs Studios – Half -term 27th – 31st Oct
Recently nominated for the Nigeria Prize for Literature, Africa’s biggest literary award, and nominated for Best New Play, OffWestEnd Awards, this unmissable and moving tragicomedy about families, betrayal, choices and love is a must-see. Winner Best Play, Nigerian Entertainment Awards and Best Playwright, Afro-Hollywood Film Awards.
Suitable for all the family. Tickets from £8.
“You think England is hard? Compared to Nigeria? My dear, you haven’t seen anything yet!”
Summer break is ending. On holiday with her streetwise son in Nigeria, a British-Nigerian mother is in turmoil. Should she leave her only child in a strict Lagos boarding school, or return him to the battlefields of inner London?
“What do you see out of that window? People, right? Just people. Because there are no ‘Black’ people in Africa. Let him experience that for a change.”
A family spanning three generations and two continents meets in Lagos for the first time in over thirty years. But the joy of reunion also unleashes long-suppressed truths. An exuberant and thought-provoking mix of comedy, tragedy and family drama, Pandora’s Box reveals the heartbreak behind the difficult choices some parents must make – and the price their children pay.
Join us at our family participation events, including creative workshops with artists and panel discussions on educating African heritage kids, with Diane Abbott MP, Prof Osita Okagbue of Goldsmiths, University of London, and Richard Taylor OBE, Founder of the Damilola Taylor Trust.
Pandora’s Box is generously funded by Arts Council England and the Unity Theatre Trust. It was first showcased by Tiata Fahodzi at the Almeida Theatre and has been developed with the kind support of Goldsmiths College/AHRC Pinter Centre, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation and The Damilola Taylor Trust. The tour is also supported by the Jon Harris Partnership, Tara Arts and Tiata Fahodzi. The production will help donations to the Sickle Cell Society as its chosen charity.