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Rear View by IOU

Want to be star of a unique show taking place on the streets of Blackpool this summer? LeftCoast want to hear from you.

They are looking for Fylde Coast groups and clubs to volunteer to play a part in an unusual mobile theatre show. ‘Rear View’ by IOU will start at the Grundy Art Gallery before the audience take to a double decker bus which has been specially converted into a mobile theatre.

Sports, activity and social clubs are invited to be part of the ‘street scene’ by undertaking their group activity in unusual locations along the route. The idea is that the passing audience won’t know whether this is what normally happens in Blackpool or part of the show and LeftCoast can help you be part of it.

The show starts off in a life drawing class but the audience are soon taken outside wearing special headphones and are transported backwards thorough the story of a woman’s life on a journey through the streets of Blackpool.

Audience members will be among the first to experience new 3D immersive sound system through the headphones that they wear throughout the show – with a soundtrack that blends poetry, music and sonic recordings that relate to the location they are seeing.

The show runs five times a day (afternoon and early evening) on Thursday 14, Friday 15 and Saturday 16 of July. Clubs or groups taking part would need to be available for more than one performance, but not necessarily all of them.

Kay Trayford of LeftCoast said: “We would love to hear from you if you would like to discuss it, hear more about it, or just blindly sign up out of sheer excitement.”

Kay can be contacted by calling LeftCoast on 01253 477973 or by emailing [email protected]. You can also approach Kay if you are interested in other volunteering opportunities in the show or at other LeftCoast events including SpareParts Festival in Fleetwood.

Find out more information about the show and the community cast opportunity from LeftCoast’s website www.leftcoast.org.uk ‘things to do’ section. If you would like to register interest in tickets for the show before they go on sale please contact Helen Clay via [email protected].


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