Bubble Revolution (Polish Theatre Ireland)
By Aida Rocci | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016
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]