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About the project

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Primary is exploring one of our most important and universal rites of passage: the first years at school. It will reflect many viewpoints: pupil, teacher, policy-maker, the ‘now’ and its context - the ‘then’.  

For almost everyone over 4-5 years old primary school is our first common institutional experience. Good, bad or indifferent, that experience can colour the rest of our lives. This year we'll examine the experience of primary school by gathering thought-provoking artefacts, statistics and viewpoints.

This is our 6th Vernacular Theatre piece, which uses a five stage process of research and development to bring together children, adults and artists who co-create a new piece of theatre with volunteer performers of all ages and backgrounds. 

Please get in touch if you'd like to get involved.

Our timeline is:

March to June 2017:
Gathering and exploring material through research, interviews and multi-generational workshops at Bubble HQ.
They will work in parallel with Lancaster Millennium Choir and their choir Director/Composer, Andy Whitfield. 
Volunteer training and taster workshops take place at Bubble and with residents of Southwark sheltered housing.

June - August 2017:
Our creative team shapes the script, design and direction from the material that has been gathered and explored

September 2017 - February 2018:
A more formal period of rehearsals, culminating in performances in March 2018.

Multi-generational rehearsals take place on Thursdays, from 6.30-8.30pm and Sunday afternoons in February 2018, here at Bubble HQ.

If you would like to help us there are lots of ways to do so, just take a look here.  Bubble doesn't hold auditions and everyone is welcome.

We would like to thank Arts Council England for their support of the project.

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