Pandora’s Box set to open at UK Centre for Carnival Arts

Pandora's Box

One of the top plays of 2012 is making its regional debut at the UK Centre for Carnival Arts in Luton next week.

Pandora’s Box, nominated for Best New Play in the Off West End Theatre Awards, is set in Lagos and is centred around a single mum who is caught between returning to London with her troubled teenage son or giving him the chance to be educated in one of the best schools in Nigeria.

It plays at the centre on Thursday next week and is part of Black History Month.

“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 Nigeria for the first time in over thirty years.

But the joy of reunion also unleashes long-suppressed truths.

Pandora’s Box, written by award-winning international playwright Ade Solanke, is an exuberant and thought-provoking mix of comedy, tragedy and family drama, that played to sell-out audiences at Dalston’s Arcola Theatre earlier this year.

The drama reveals the heartbreak behind the difficult choices some parents must make – and the price their children pay.

An unmissable and moving new tragicomedy about families, betrayal, choices and love. Suitable for all the family.

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