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 +
FREE WORKSHOP/PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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)
Tickets: Price from £7.50
Box Office: 0208 708 8803
Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes
Workshops: 11th February (10am-6pm)
Performances: 12th February (7.30pm)
Greenwich Theatre, London
Workshops: 13th February (10am-6pm)
Performances: 14th February (2.30pm & 7.30pm)
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)
Tickets: £12(Full), £10(Concessions)
Box Office: 0117 3157 800 or 602
Workshops: 19th and 21st February (5pm-9pm)
Performances: 23rd and 24th February (7.30pm)
1 Church Hill,
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