Welcome to Spora Stories

Looking for compelling characters? Gripping situations? You’ll find them at Spora Stories. We tell the dynamic stories of the African diaspora, creating plays, films, publications, debates, and other events, all striving to tell untold stories and deliver great entertainment.

Pandora’s Box

Our UK national tour of Pandora’s Box was a huge success, playing to packed houses around the country (16 venues in total, the largest tour ever for a Black British play), and ending with a week sell-out shows and standing ovations at London’s Arcola…

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East End Boys, West End Girls

Our second new play, a vibrant look at London life, began its exciting London tour at Arcola in Dalston, before going to CLF Arts Cafe, Peckham, Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea and Bernie Grant Art Centre, Tottenham. 

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About us

Ade Solanke is a playwright and scriptwriter, and founder and director of Spora Stories. She wrote the screenplay for feature film,’ Dazzling Mirage,’ which had its world premiere in Australia. Her debut play,’ Pandora’s Box’, had its world premiere at London’s Arcola Theatre to great acclaim, including being nominated for Best New Play in the Off West End Awards (Offies). It toured nationally in 2014…

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News

Our second new play, a vibrant look at London life, began its exciting London tour at Arcola in Dalston, before going to CLF Arts Cafe, Peckham, Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea and Bernie Grant Art Centre, Tottenham.

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Testimonials

"Solanke’s script stealthily and dutifully discusses current and historical issues and perspectives in a forum and with an honesty which, quite frankly, is unrivalled in any of the debating halls, parliamentary chambers, conferences, seminars and workshops I have attended thus far in my life."

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"Solanke’s script stealthily and dutifully discusses current and historical issues and perspectives in a forum and with an honesty which, quite frankly, is unrivalled in any of the debating halls, parliamentary chambers, conferences, seminars and workshops I have attended thus far in my life."
"Firecracker theatre … touching … hilarious"

The Stage (on Pandora's Box)

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The Stage (on Pandora's Box)

"Firecracker theatre … touching … hilarious"
"Honest, simple, enthralling …absolutely brilliant"

Public Reviews (on Pandora's Box)

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Public Reviews (on Pandora's Box)

"Honest, simple, enthralling …absolutely brilliant"