Primary will explore 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.
Our timeline for 2017 is:
March to June:
Gathering and exploring material through research, interviews and multi-generational workshops at Bubble HQ.
April - June:
London based multi-generational choir is formed and gathers weekly. They will work in parallel with Lancaster Millennium Choir and their choir Director/Composer, Andy Whitfield.
June - Aug:
Our creative team shapes the script, design and direction from the material that has been gathered and explored
A more formal period of rehearsals, culminating in performances towards the end of 2017
If you would like to help us there are lots of ways to do so, just take a look HERE. Bubble never holds any auditions and everyone is welcome.
We would like to thank Arts Council England for their support of the project.
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