“Polish Theatre Ireland has been working for several years to broaden the concerns represented on our stage, and has achieved this aim through integration rather than separatism.”
Eithne Shortall, Sunday Times

“SEISMIC POLITICAL EVENTS CAN AFFECT INDIVIDUAL LIVES IN BEWILDERING WAYS, AND IT TURNS OUT HAPPINESS DOESN’T RESIDE AT THE BOTTOM OF A CAN OF COKE.”

Welcome to Bubble Revolution

Bubble Revolution is a multimedia project that combines theatre, virtual exhibition, social networks, and storytelling.

Bubble Revolution takes you on a journey to 1980s and 1990s Poland: a land filled with queues, ration cards, fake chocolate and dreams about Nutella, sounds of Michael Jackson,  cheap wine, bad sex, and other memories, colours, scents, and sounds of the past.

Enter Bubble Revolution and see your-own-child-self in a foreign memory…

 

Bubble Revolution by Silver Merick

About the Play

‘Because us Poles, or Polacks as they call us in the West, us car-thieves, drunks, trouble-makers – that’s all we know. Just do it? Do it! But make sure you are wearing Nike shoes! All we can do is start revolutions.’

J. Holewińska, Bubble Revolution About the Play

My Dad escaped the rationing of the products…

Dorota, born in 1970s

I remember getting sweets for Christmas and not being allowed to eat them. My mum, who ruled the household, made sure I would not eat them and used them as Christmas tree decoration instead. Many years later, I found out that my dad, in secret from my mum, ate all the sweets and stuffed the wrappers with paper… He basically escaped the rationing of the products…

Dover and the border control

 Artur’s memory, born in 1980s

It was the end of 1990s, I was 16 or 17. My mum and I were traveling to London. I was going to perform in a Polish-English theatre The Imagination in London. I was so excited, but the problems started as soon as we cross the English Channel and got to Dover.

Dover and the border control

Twitter Feed

Bubble Revolution

Bubble_Rev @Bubble_Rev
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#CaptainTsubasa is back! New series! In #1990s #Poland I was getting up at 5 am to watch it on Polonia1 & then watc… https://t.co/ju99eSlBnM 
BubbleRevolution  @Bubble_Rev
RT @M_STheatreCo:@C3UPA @HenryIV_CCCU Or perhaps when @Kasia_Lech walked in Year 1 first lecture and said “This is my accent...if yo… https://t.co/iYiDGHZZpb 

Every Pole knows everything about football, politics, and medicine
Ration cards were introduced by the communist government at different periods of time; the cards did not function as a substitute for money. Products included sugar, meat, and washing powder.
I was very lucky... I was a teacher, so all parents were always bringing me food gifts... Coffee, real chocolate...
Jan’s memory, born in 1930s