Remembering Pandora, Bobby delves into a selection of boxes unleashing the ills of the world and attempting to conquer them with hope and unsettling humour. Eight exceptional singers, performing music especially composed by Jocelyn Pook, accompany her on her quest, providing a touch of irony to her valiant but vain efforts.
“Box Story felt good from the start and is one of my favourite shows. While I was writing the first application I was a resident in a crisis house. The show is about misfortune and I felt overwhelmed with the bleakness of it all. One of the staff, Bill Briscombe, told me the bit of the myth that I had forgotten – that Pandora finds Hope left in the box. Hope became my sharp knife to get out with.”
Co-director – Polona Boloh Brown
Music Composed by – Jocelyn Pook
Original Choir – Jeremy Avis, Harvey Brough, Jacquelyn Dankworth, Sianed Jones, Melanie Peppenheim, Tony Purves, Kim Scrivener, Borroke Shelley and Belinda Sykes.
Film – Deborah May and Jess Baynes
Commissioned by LIFT ’01 and Warwick Arts Centre
Arts Admin Production
Funder – Arts Council England