Groups and volunteers wanted for Blackpool show on a bus

David Chadderton

LeftCoast is looking for groups and clubs from the Fylde coast to volunteer to play a part in a theatre show, Rear View by theatre company IOU, on a converted double-decker bus travelling through the streets of Blackpool.

Groups will be asked to carry out their usual group activity in unusual locations along the route—"it could be a dance group in a back street, chess on the prom, martial arts in the car park, keep fit in the cake shop or a brass band in a parked car"—as the audience passes on the mobile theatre bus.

Rear View begins in a life drawing class before taking its audience outside listening to 3D immersive sound through headphones to be transported backwards through the story of a woman's life as they move through the streets of Blackpool. The show is presented as part of the build up to The Spare Parts/Tram Sunday Festival in Fleetwood in summer.

The show runs five times each day (afternoon and early evening) on Thursday 14, Friday 15 and Saturday 16 July; groups would need to be available for more than one but not necessarily all of the performances.

For more information or to get involved, contact Kay at Kay.trayford@leftcoast.org.uk or on 01253 477973.