Rear View


Thursday 25 - Sunday 28 May See below for times

The Great Hospital

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

Audiences are advised to dress appropriately as the performance takes place outdoors and the Rear View bus is open to the elements. 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.

Assisted Performances
On Friday 26 May, the 1pm & 5.30pm performances will be audio described.

The bus is fitted with a platform lift for wheelchair users or for people who need step-free access onto the bus. There is a seatbelt and wheelchair securing system for wheelchair users. There will be a trained member of staff at each performance who will operate the platform lift and help anyone with access requirements.

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

BSL & Sub-titles
BSL and sub-titles will be available in video form viewed on tablets. Four tablets will be available for each performance. These tablets must be booked in advance through the Box Office.

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Funded by Arts Council England. Co-commissioned and presented by Batley Festival, Festival of Thrift, Freedom Festival, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, LeftCoast, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Out There Festival, Piece Hall, SO Festival and Stockton International Riverside Festival.