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Rear View 12 April 2018 to 15 April 2018
Rear View 12 April 2018 to 15 April 2018
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Dates and times 12 April 2018 -
15 April 2018
Various - see below
Ticket pricing
£12.50 / £10 Concessions / Disabled and Senior bus pass holders £8 (limited availability, generously supported by First Bus)
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'If at 65 you could say something to yourself at 23, what would it be?'

Led by Cecilia Knapp or Jemima Foxtrot, IOU take you on an unforgettable journey on the 'one-of-a-kind' Rear View bus.  The intersection between real life and fiction merge as we follow the life of a woman through the streets of Halifax.

Rear View is a unique experience where the town becomes the stage for a mesmerising moving show. The audience sit on a custom-made double decker bus, while listening through headsets and watching as the story plays out. See Halifax as you’ve never seen it before, as familiar and unusual locations become part of the performance.

Halifax based company 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. Following Rear View’s maiden tour across the UK the bus now returns to its home in Halifax; to the place it was originally created.

Book your tickets for the performance now before it hits the road again!

“A little bit special, wonderfully poignant” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“Profound and perception-altering” **** The Stage

Performance times: 

Thurs 12 April & Fri 13 April: 12pm, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm, 6pm & 7pm
Sat 14 April & Sunday 15 April: 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 5pm & 6pm



£10 Concessions

Disabled and Senior bus pass holders £8 (limited availability, generously supported by First Bus)

Duration approx. 80 minutes

The Rear View bus is open to the elements so please dress appropriately. 

Rear View Revealed

From Friday 9 March, IOU are hosting Rear View Revealed at Dean Clough Mills, a new free installation that explores the ideas, people and places behind Rear View from concept to presentation. Find out more at www.ioutheatre.org

Rear View is funded by Arts Council England. Co-commissioned and presented by Brighton Festival, Creative Scene and Batley Festival, Festival of Thrift, Gravity Fields Festival, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, LeftCoast, Blackpool, Fleetwood Festival of Transport featuring SpareParts, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Out There Festival, The Piece Hall and Stockton International Riverside Festival. Supported by Dean Clough, Without Walls, Community Foundation for Calderdale, First Group, Squire Patton Boggs and SSP-UK.

Essential Information

To view essential information about Rear View please click here


Additional resources are available for visually impaired and deaf audiences and includes facilities for wheelchair users and those with mobility impairments. Captioned performance Sat 14 & Sun 15: 11am. People wishing to access wheelchair spaces and captioning facilities must book via the Box Office in person or on 01422 525217. 

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The Piece Hall heritage regeneration project is also supported by Garfield Weston Foundation and The Wolfson Foundation.
The Piece Hall is independently managed by The Piece Hall Trust, a registered charity, number 1156948. Registered in England and Wales, number 08906735.
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