In press materials, it is described as "a magical journey in which people are able to go beyond their everyday lives and have a range of experiences that would not normally be possible within one lifetime." Audience members or "passengers" enter into the experience alone and are catapulted into a series of hyper-real scenarios in which they experience what it would be like to be in someone else's shoes, to be uninhibited, and unconstrained by the expectation of others. Individual passengers are free to explore who they are in circumstances normally inaccessible to them. Each show is based in an unexpected location. A disused building is transformed by a team of volunteers to host each new adventure.
Creators Kate Bond and Morgan Lloyd have spent the past decade developing You Me Bum Bum Train. The original concept was not defined as any particular art form. Shows were built without professional support or funding, simply for the sake of creating an exciting experience for unsuspecting audience members. The unique format has since achieved cult status and critical acclaim.
Tickets will go on sale Dec. 7. To sign up, join the mailing list at www.bumbumtrain.com.