Nominated for the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2014 and for Best New Play in the Off West End Theatre Awards
On holiday with her streetwise son in Lagos, 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 London? A family spanning three generations and two continents meet in Lagos for the first time in over thirty years. But the joy of reunion unleashes long-suppressed truths.
Ade Solanke talks to Henry Bonsu on Vox Africa about Pandora's Box
“A funny and poignant play. All parents agonise about educational choices for their children. 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 that, in places, is 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