Rear View

29 June - 2 July 2017
Presented by IOU Theatre

Programme: Rear View

‘IOU Theatre has been pushing boundaries.. for 40 years.’

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Rear View

Event information:

Type: Audio Described, BSL Interpretation, Captioned, Music, New Writing, Theatre


Duration: Approx. 90 mins

Family friendly: Yes


‘If at 65 you could say something to yourself at 23, what would it be?’

The streets of Eltham become the stage as you take a tour aboard IOU’s custom-made open top bus for an unforgettable journey.

Beginning in a life-drawing class, Rear View becomes a moving adventure about a woman’s life led by performance poets Cecilia Knapp and 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.

Cecilia Knapp and Jemima Foxtrot will perform at alternate shows.
Recommended for ages 11+

Performance times:
Thursday 29 & Friday 30 June: 5pm, 6.30pm, 8pm
Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 July: 12 noon, 1.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm

Cecilia Knapp
Friday 30 June - 5pm & 8pm
Saturday 1 July - 1.30pm & 4.30pm
Sunday 2 July - 12pm & 3pm

Jemima Foxtrot
Friday 30 June - 6.30pm
Saturday 1 July - 12pm & 3pm
Sunday 2 July - 1.30pm & 4.30pm

Part of the London Festival of Architecture

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. R&D supported by Without Walls. Supported by Dean Clough, Community Foundation for Calderdale, Squire Patton Bogg and SSP-UK.

Access infomation:

There is one wheelchair space per performance which can be booked for free in advance. To book a wheelchair space please email

Captions are available via tablet. Up to 4 tablets are available per performance and must be booked in advance with your access ticket, which can be booked for free. Please email to reserve a free access ticket and tablet.

To book a free PA ticket please email

Two performances will be audio described - times tbc


Tickets/Booking: £10 (+ booking fee)

Click here to book tickets

Online sales end 12hrs prior to performance times.

Up to 5 FREE standby tickets for general audience will be available on the door for each performance and these will be allocated on a first come first served basis. However, to guarantee entry we strongly advise purchasing tickets in advance.
An additional allocation of tickets will be made available to Eltham residents.

Location & Map:

Starting point: The Eltham Centre, 2 Archery Road, SE9 1HA