Tours

We are pleased to offer a selection of tour packages developed by Bamboozle to help schools,
parents and carers benefit from our experience and methodologies.

If you are looking from a Theatre, and are interested in programming one of our productions, please click here to download our Theatre Pack to find out more

 

 

PLANS FOR NEW PRODUCTIONS 2018
 

Pulse

 

We are planning to produce two new productions to tour to special schools throughout the England and Wales** in January – March 2018.

 

We are applying for funding to produce two shows around one immersive theme: “Pulse“.


 
Pulse explores what it is to be alive – the steady heartbeat of time caught in rhythm and dance.
We have been waiting for rain and at last the monsoon is upon us feeding the parched land and our longing to be refreshed by cool air.
Two characters celebrate the coming of the rain in song, movement and colour.
Feel with them the thunder rumbling and the torrent of the replenished river as it tumbles over your feet.
Dance and sing with them in the rain and feel the earth between your toes. Smell the damp earth and feel the rhythm of life within your body.

Join us to celebrate being alive.

 
Using Bamboozle’s own engaging and interactive style, the first of our shows will be carefully designed to cater for children and young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, set to tour in January.

The second of our “Pulse” productions will be a workshop-style performance specifically designed to cater for children who are on the autistic spectrum, set to tour in March.

We are looking for schools who would be interested in making a provisional booking for these productions in support of our funding bid.

Our team of Bamboozle performers are hugely experienced in adapting to, and interacting with, students who have a variety of complex needs. Our performances involve a mix of patient invitation and engagement, enabling students to interact at their own pace. We can cater for groups of students who can be described as hard to reach.

We provide four performances throughout the school day, (two in the morning and two in the afternoon). Each performance caters for a maximum group size of 6 students and their teachers/carers and lasts for approximately 40 minutes.

For our AS productions, if you have a group of hard to reach students, we cater for groups of 4 to ensure a 1:1 ratio with our team.

The anticipated booking fee for “Pulse” PMLD (subject to the funding we receive, which helps us to subsidise the cost for schools), will be £850 for a day. For our new “Pulse” AS production, the anticipated booking fee would be £975 for the day.

To express your interest in booking either of these productions, please email jade@bamboozletheatre.co.uk.

To find out more about what you can expect from Bamboozle’s productions, watch videos of our latest productions in our video gallery.

**For visits to schools in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, we would be able to consider group bookings from schools, (5 days), to establish a touring week.

“Today, one of our most difficult to reach students with some extremely challenging behaviours brought himself back into the space to participate in another performance. At the end, he was transfixed and didn’t want to leave. A wow moment!”
Linda McGrath, Priory Woods School, Storm 2017
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OTHER PRODUCTIONS:

 
 
Gentle Giant an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s enchanting story designed for children with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
 
Gentle Giant incorporates all the senses.  Students experience live music and songs, puppetry, a variety of textures and smells, ending with a wild dance in wheelchairs.

 

 

Storm: a new ASC production

 
 

Storm uses elements of Shakespeare’s Tempest and weaves them into a dramatic sequence embracing the sea and ships, islands and magic, as well as using Shakespeare’s language. The audience will be immersed in the action and invited to touch props, wander within the set, and will be able to interact at their own pace and level.

“Bamboozle really engaged our challenging children and at times they were utterly mesmerised”, Jen Bloyce, Fairfields School, Warwick.

 
 

Hansel & Gretel: an MLD/SLD production

 
 
Behind the trees, in the shadows – two glinting lights. Eyes? An owl perhaps, or wolf? Who knows? It is a time of desperation for the Woodcutter’s family. War and famine stalk the land. Something needs to happen or they will all perish. Hansel and Gretel take matters into their own hands and, left to their own devices in the forest, discover that they can do more than anyone thought they could. Even themselves. Join them as they encounter dangers, escape from the forest, overcome the evil witch and surprise their parents.
 

The Girl and The Goat: a PMLD production

 

The Girl and The Goat follows the journey of a girl and a baby goat through an Indian village. The audience will be immersed in the sights and sounds of India; aromas and massage, rich textures and vibrant colours in this engaging story of friendship.

 

Down to Earth: a PMLD production
 

 

Down to Earth is an interactive, multi-sensory production inspired by the Land Army girls of World War II, where children can experience a closeness with nature.

Children will be welcomed individually, experience the feel of a vegetable patch, dance in their chairs with the Land Girls and meet a mischievous mole who causes mayhem! They will be transported to a magical forest where shadows slide across the floor, and wildlife rushes through the trees.

Each moment will be tailored to each child’s needs by a team of Bamboozle performers who are hugely experienced in adapting to, and interacting with, children and young people who have a variety of complex and differing needs.

 
 

Moon Song: an ASC production

 

In this enchanting space-themed production, audience members are welcomed with relaxing music into the performance space. The production tells the story of Megan, who falls asleep and dreams of travelling to the moon where she sees comets, shooting stars and silvery tube creatures.

This performance has been designed to accommodate the very wide range of abilities within the autistic spectrum. Our continuing research into performances for ASC audiences has indicated there is a need for a performance that is accessible to all levels of the spectrum.

Meadow Land: a PMLD production

 
 

Each audience member is welcomed by name in the performance’s opening song before moving through a flock of birds to the meadow. Here, they will encounter butterflies and dragonflies, animals and scented flowers as they become immersed in the multi-sensory magic of the Meadow Land.

Each participant will be able to explore and engage at their own level and in their own time during this delightful show.

 

Production Video Archive:

Along the Riverbank: an MLD/SLD production

Jack and the Flumflum Tree: an MLD/SLD production

Light as a Feather: a PMLD production