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 or on 01253 477973.