A doubting Pandora

Pandora, With Love? performers, from left, Laura Scott as Pandora's Box (Dianella), Leah Bennet as Pandora (Bayswater) and Michael Nield as Epimetheus (Glendalough) [NAMES OK]
Pandora, With Love? performers, from left, Laura Scott as Pandora's Box (Dianella), Leah Bennet as Pandora (Bayswater) and Michael Nield as Epimetheus (Glendalough) [NAMES OK]

Three friends and graduates of contemporary performance at Edith Cowan University, Leah Bennet, Laura Scott and Michael Nield established the local theatre company halfway through 2013.

Bennet, from Dianella, said the three students found they worked well together at university and wanted to create more work for themselves.

‘We found we worked very well together and that we had the same interests and in about June we decided to make our own little company so we could start making our own work, creating our own shows and producing them in Perth,’ she said.

Bennet said the play, based on the Greek myth of Pandora’s Box, delved into the relationship between Pandora and her husband, temptation as well as modern media and its role in a consumer society.

‘We started with the Greek myth of Pandora’s Box and extrapolated it into themes we were interested in and looked at the relationship between Pandora and her husband and how the box presents that temptation.

‘It’s a little bit about the media and our consumer society that always tell you, you should strive for more because they want to sell you things’