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Bubble Revolution (Polish Theatre Ireland)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016

Bubble Revolution Ed2016

While the world was going through political revolutions, including the fall of communism, Vica was going through her “Bubble Revolution”. This one-woman show will speak to anyone who remembers how, when growing up, every discovery felt like a personal revolution. But in the case of Vica, her fondness for bubble gum and Coca-Cola coincided with a radical change in her childhood Poland, from communism to consumerism. But the aftermath of a revolution is never as hopeful as the event itself. ‘Bubble Revolution’ shows the personal side of our recent history in a charming, bittersweet and nostalgic way. For Polish people who grew up in the nineties, the play must feel incredibly familiar; for the rest, it’s more than eye-opening.

New Town Theatre, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Aida Rocci]