Following sell-out shows at Arcola Theatre, award-winning British-African family drama Pandora's Box comes to Bradford. Nominated for this year’s Nigeria Prize for Literature, Africa's biggest literary award, and for Best New Play, Off West End Theatre Awards, this moving tragicomedy about families, betrayal, choices and love is a must-see. This autumn offers the chance to catch this 'touching, hilarious' (The Stage) play that has been dazzling audiences with its 'enthralling, brilliant' (Public Reviews) story and performances.
- Winner of Best Playwright 2012 Nigerian Entertainment Awards
- Winner of Best Playwright, 2012 African Film Awards
“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?
A family spanning three generations and two continents meet in Lagos for the first time in over thirty years. But the joy of renunion 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.
'Firecracker theatre... touching... hilarious' The Stage
'Breathtakingly candid... another strong female presence' The Guardian
“A funny, poignant play. All parents agonise about education. For black and diaspora parents, race and culture make the decision making even more complex.” - Diane Abbott MP