Rear View

Thursday 25 - Sunday 28 May
See below for times

Picture of a customised double decker bus in front of a theatre.


Dates & Times:
THURSDAY 25 & FRIDAY 26 MAY - 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 5.30pm, 7pm, 8.30pm

SATURDAY 27 MAY - 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 5.30pm, 7pm, 8.30pm

SUNDAY 28 MAY - 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 5.30pm, 7pm

‘If at 65 you could say something to yourself at 23, what would it be?’

The streets of Norwich become the stage as you take a tour aboard IOU’s custom-made bus for an unforgettable journey.

Beginning in a life-drawing class, Rear View quickly becomes a moving adventure about a woman’s life led by performance poets Cecilia Knapp and Jemima Foxtrot making reflections, predictions and observations that blur the line between reality and fiction.

IOU has a 40-year tradition of creating work that combines many art forms presented in unusual indoor and outdoor spaces, festivals, venues, galleries and digital worlds.

Cecilia Knapp and Jemima Foxtrot will perform alternate shows.

Recommended for ages 11+

Performance runs: c. 1 hr 10 mins. The event ends back at The Great Hospital.

Audiences are advised to dress appropriately as the performance takes place outdoors and the Rear View bus is open to the elements. In this glorious weather please do bring some water with you. 

Toilets will be available at the start and end location of the performance, please note there are no toilet facilties on the Rear View Bus.

All members of the audience will be given audio headsets to listen to the show.  The volume level will be adjustable by the wearer. 

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Funded by Arts Council England. Co-commissioned and presented by Batley Festival, Festival of Thrift, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, LeftCoast, Blackpool, Fleetwood Festival of Transport featuring SpareParts, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Out There Festival, The Piece Hall, SO Festival and Stockton International Riverside Festival. R&D supported by Without Walls. Supported by Dean Clough, Community Foundation for Calderdale, Squire Patton Bogg and SSP-UK.