Pandora’s Box by NMT Automatics at Redgrave Theatre

Contact: Jonathan Young (Email)

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

In association with Redbridge Drama Centre & Greenwich Theatre, 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 Neil Gaiman and Phillip Pullman, this is a timeless tale that appeals to all ages.

It is an epic story of friendship, courage and sacrifice exploring how the world came to be filled with good and evil.

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 myth, which has underpinned perceptions of women throughout the ages.

Suitable for 7 +

Praise for previous productions:

‘Bold and exciting!’ 5 Stars Broadway Baby

‘A visual statement.’  4 Stars The Stage

‘Amazing choreography, ingeniously creative!’ Everything Theatre

‘Taking part in Dido rates amongst the top twenty events to have occurred in my life and at 69 that is saying something!!!’ (Greenwich Theatre participant)

‘Thank you so much for helping us excel in our drama & confidence.’ (Riverhead Theatre participants)


If you are aged between 12 and 100 and would like to perform in Pandora’s Box, alongside the professional cast, we would love you to join us for an all-day drama and movement workshop on the 15th February. All abilities welcome, and with nothing to pay, this is a fantastic opportunity. Participants also need to be available all day on the 16th. To learn new skills and be a part of a very exciting project, contact [email protected].

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