Pandora’s Box

An eerie forest, an abandoned palace and a mystery woman who holds the keys to the universe; if you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise…

In association with Greenwich Theatre, Redbridge Drama Centre,  and CentrE17, and supported by Arts Council England and The Classical Association, NMT Automatics presents Pandora’s Box: a spellbinding new play, fusing drama, storytelling, music and dance, performed by a cast of professional actors and a chorus of local young people and community members.

Like the sublime stories and mystical worlds of J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman and Phillip Pullman, this is a timeless tale that appeals to all ages; an epic story of friendship, courage and sacrifice.

Using animal physicality, object manipulation and magical illustrations, NMTA invite you to experience an alternate reality where beasts speak, chaos ravages the earth, and a man’s lust for power threatens the survival of humanity.

Pandora’s Box is an imaginative retelling of an ancient legend, which has underpinned perceptions of women throughout the ages.

You’ve heard of the jewellery, you may know the myth… but do you know the truth? 

Suitable for 7 +


If you are aged between 12 to 100, live locally to one of the tour venues and would like to perform in Pandora’s Box, we would love you to join us for drama and movement workshops. All abilities welcome, and with nothing to pay, this is a fantastic opportunity. Participants also need to be available on the performance days. To learn new skills and be a part of a very exciting project, contact All dates and times are listed below along with each tour venue.

Produced and written by Jonathan Young
Directed by Keith Homer
Dramaturgy by Michael Woodwood
Choreographed by Jennie Dunne
Original Music by David Hermann
Illustration by Rachel Bone
Projection animation by Daniel Gronner
Set design by Rion Willard


Pandora            Kluane Saunders
Inca                    Genevieve Dunne
Jake                    John Slade
Lera / Eemah    Rosie Ward
Deus / Tuft        Noah Young

Pandora’s Box Video Promo from Jonathan Young on Vimeo.

2018 Tour dates:

All performance days include a pre-show ‘get in’ workshop with participants.

Redbridge Drama Centre, London
Workshops: 5th and 7th February (RYTW)
Performances: 8th February (5pm and 8pm)

South Woodford
E18 2RB

Tickets: Price from £7.50
Box Office: 0208 708 8803

Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes
Workshops:  11th February (10am-6pm)
Performances: 12th February (7.30pm)

Stantonbury Arts & Leisure
Milton Keynes
MK14 6BN
Box Office: 01908 324466

Greenwich Theatre, London
Workshops:  13th February (10am-6pm)
Performances: 14th February (2.30pm & 7.30pm)

Greenwich Theatre
Crooms Hill
London SE10 8ES

Ticket: Adults £13.50 Concessions £11 Children £8.50
Box Office:
020 8858 7755

Redgrave Theatre, Bristol
Workshops:  15th February (1pm-6pm)
Performances: 16th February (2pm & 7.30pm)

Percival Road,

Tickets: £12(Full), £10(Concessions)
Box Office: 
0117 3157 800 or 602

CentrE17, London
Workshops:  19th and 21st February (5pm-9pm)
Performances: 23rd and 24th February (7.30pm)

1 Church Hill,
E17 3AB

Tickets available soon

Headgate Theatre, Colchester
Workshops: 26th and 27th February (5pm-9pm)
Performance: 28th February (7.30pm)

14 Chapel Street North

Tickets: £11(Full), £10(Senior), £9(Student)
Box office:
01206 366000
Family and school party discounts available, please call the box office