Spora Stories presents Pandora’s Box

Written by Ade Solanke

Directed by Shade Oladiti

Pandora's box

BE SURE to not miss award-winning tragicomedy about a family’s struggles with Love,Loyalty and Betrayal. As Pandora’s Box is currently hitting stages around the Uk, The Drum proudly presents Pandora’s Box Wednesday 1st October 7 PM.

Nominated for Best New Play, OffWest End Awards; shortlisted for the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2014, Africa’s top literary award Winner, Best Playwright, Nigerian Entertainment Awards and African Film Awards.

Pandora’s Box tells the story of a mother who has a hard of choice of whether she should leave her streetwise and rebellious son in Lagos to learn discipline an strict boarding school, which she hopes will change his attitude toward life.. or should she return with him back to the battlefields of London where a future of diaspora, violence and uncertainty awaits?

A funny and 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

“Honest, simple and enthralling … What makes this play incredible, is not only the humour that runs throughout, but the real life portrayal of relationships … absolutely brilliant”Public Reviews

“It’s firecracker theatre … as touching as is it hilarious.”The Stage

“A lively soap opera of family dramas and bubbling resentments which touch on issues of identity, heritage, mothering and the motherland … Pandora’s Box buzzes with life and the tensions of real people.”Guardian

Find out as this breath taking production gives us an insight into the pressures of universal parenthood, followed by an exclusive meet-and-greet Q&A with the writer, director, actors, and community leaders to mark Nigeria’s 54 Independence Day Celebrations

Personal Invitation from Ade Solanke

Book your tickets now from The Drum’s Box Office on 0121 333 2444, or visit

Pandora’s Box 

Wednesday 1st October

Tickets £12:50 (£10:50)

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