'A profound, perception-altering, poetic experience' The Stage
'The new IOU theatre show is a little bit special, wonderfully poignant piece about seeing ourselves clearly from a distance' Lyn Gardner, The Guardian‘
If at 65 you could say something to yourself at 23, what would it be?’
The streets of Batley become the stage as you take a tour aboard IOU’s custom-made open top bus for an unforgettable journey. Beginning in a drawing class at Batley Library, Rear View quickly becomes a moving adventure about a woman’s life led by performance poets Cecilia Knapp or Jemima Foxtrot. Reflections, predictions and observations 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.Find out mre, watch the Rear View trailer here.Rear View is two alternate experiences written by Cecilia Knapp and Jemima Foxtrot and performed by either Cecilia Knapp and Jemima Foxtrot, please check the box office for performance information.
Recommended for ages 11+, duration approx 70mins. Dress appropriately as the bus is open to
Rear View is 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. Supported by Dean Clough, Without Walls, Community Foundation for Calderdale, First Group, Squire Patton Boggs and SSP-UK.