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 email jade@bamboozletheatre.co.uk for our Theatre Pack.

 

 

NEW PRODUCTIONS 2018
 

“Feel the steady heartbeat of time caught in rhythm and dance”


 

We are delighted to announce that we will be touring two new productions in the new year, both inspired by one immersive theme: “PULSE“.

 
Explore 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 in a celebration of life.

 
Bamboozle will be developing two separate pieces, the first of which will be touring in January and is designed to cater to the needs of children and young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. The second, touring in March, is designed to cater to the needs of children who are on the autistic spectrum.

PULSE PMLD

Our team of Bamboozle performers are hugely experienced in adapting to, and interacting with, students who have a variety of complex needs. 

A team of four Bamboozlers will bring our production to you: three performers and our Stage Manager, who will ensure our visit runs as smoothly as possible.

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

The production is designed for the 6 – 14 age range, and is particularly suitable for children who use a wheelchair.

PULSE AS

This performance is designed to accommodate the very wide range of abilities within the autistic spectrum. Our continuing research has highlighted the need for a performances that are accessible to all levels of the spectrum including those who are considered hard-to-reach or present challenging behaviour.

Pulse AS involves workshop-style interaction with the audience and invites participants to explore the setting, investigate the props and to engage at their own pace and on their own terms.

We incorporate a fourth performer in this production in order to provide high quality attention and plenty of opportunities for intensive interaction with groups who are described as being hard-to-reach. For these more challenging audiences we recommend group sizes of 4 to provide a 1:1 ratio with our team. Where your students are able to sit and watch a performance for a 40 minute period without undue anxiety, we are able to accommodate groups of 6 students with their teachers/carers.

COST:

 Our booking fees for this tour are significantly subsidised by Arts Council England, which means that we are able to offer our PMLD production for £850 per day, and our AS production for  £975 per day.

We have a limited number of spaces available on each tour:

Pusle PMLD:
8th – 12th January:     London / South East (1 date available)
15th – 19th January:   Midlands sold out

22nd – 26th January:  South West (2 dates available)
29th Jan – 2nd Feb:    North West (4 dates available)
5th – 9th February:      North East sold out

Pulse AS:
26th Feb – 2nd March: Home Counties (2 dates available)
5th – 9th March:           North East (2 dates available)
12th – 16th March:       London / South East (2 dates available)
19th – 23rd March:       South West (3 dates available)
 
To request a place, email jade@bamboozletheatre.co.uk or call 0116 255 2065 today.
 
 
Places on our tour are secured on a first-come-first-served basis when travel allows.

*If you would like to book either of our productions, but dates aren’t available in your area, please get in touch and we can investigate possibilities.

*If you would be interested in arranging family performances at your school, or if you’d like to join together with another local school, or community groups, please talk to us to see how we can help.

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