Pandora’s Box, Crucible Studio

Pandora's Box, Sheffield Theatres
Pandora's Box, Sheffield Theatres

Highly-acclaimed theatre company Spora Stories bring their award-winning and thought-provoking drama, written by a Sheffield university graduate, tomorrow and Saturday.

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-city London?

As three generations and two continents meet in Lagos for the first time in over 30 years, the joy of reunion also unleashes long-suppressed truths of one family.

Writer Ade Solanke is a graduate of the University of Sheffield, where she studied English literature. A former arts journalist who has written for thenational media here and in Nigeria, Ade has also written for several Hollywood studios and taught scriptwriting at several universities.

Her play is described as an exuberant mix of comedy, tragedy and family drama.

Nominated for this year’s Nigeria Prize for Literature, Africa’s biggest literary award, and for Best New Play in the Off West End Theatre Awards, Pandora’s Box explores the heartbreak behind the difficult choices some parents must make – and the price their children pay.

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