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Jonathan Petherbridge talks about Bubble and 'Vernacular Theatre'

Bubble's Creative Director, Jonathan Petherbridge gave a paper to the 'Turning The Page Conference', held at Reading University, this month.

He suggested that theatre created in a community context might perhaps be described as Vernacular Theatre.

"I don't mean Vernacular as in accent, but as in Vernacular Architecture.  Vernacular Architecture is defined as "based on localised needs and construction materials and reflecting local traditions".  It leads to ... quite utilitarian buildings, created by local people, working as a team, using traditional methods, with young learning from old - to Raise a Barn for example. 

Find out more about what we describe as Vernacular Theatre by reading the full paper in the Library section of our Bubblepedia HERE

Find out more about Bubble's latest 'vernacular theatre' project 'From Docks to Desktops' HERE