CAPTIVATING, INTERACTIVE THEATRE FOR ALL
Bamboozle is a theatre company with over twenty years’ experience in developing and delivering high quality, interactive multi-sensory theatre experiences for children and young people with learning disabilities. We travel throughout the UK and internationally to schools, theatres and arts centres with our magical productions to reach, engage and entertain all children – no matter what their learning disability.
We support theatres, festivals and arts venues with opening their doors to audience with learning disabilities, and offer a range of training packages, from Disability Awareness training for customer-facing roles, to using our pioneering methodology with arts practitioners and theatre makers. To find out more about Bamboozle’s offer for theatre, please download our Theatre Pack.
New Relaxed Performance by Bamboozle: Pulse
Curve, Leicester, 30 January & 01 February 2019, 6pm
We’re delighted to be bringing our new Relaxed performance of Pulse to children and families in Leicester.
In the dustbowl of 1930’s America, Patience and Bird are waiting for rain. Clanky Jane arrives with her ‘Cloud-O-Matic’ machine and with some crazy percussion and a bit of magic, they make the rain come.
Featuring captivating visual effects, puppetry, live music and a sprinkling of water, Pulse immerses audiences into the world of Patience, Bird and Clanky Jane.
About Bamboozle’s Relaxed Performances:
Bamboozle Theatre are world leaders in making theatre for children with a wide range of different access and learning needs. Pulse was originally created to play to small audiences of children described as having profound and multiple learning disabilities and for small audiences of children on the autistic spectrum.
The version of Pulse presented at Curve has been specially adapted to cater for larger audiences to be enjoyed by children with and without additional needs. Pulse will be ideal for inclusive groups of children aged 5 and upwards, including children on the autistic spectrum.
Please note that while Pulse Relaxed offers lots of opportunities for audience interaction, our audience numbers of 100+ mean that our immersive opportunities for children who can be described as having profound and complex access needs will be reduced compared to our specialised PMLD productions which cater for small groups of 6.
If you’d like to speak in more detail about our audience suitability, please call us on 0116 255 2065 or email Jade: email@example.com.
Running time: 35 – 45 mins
Age Recommendation: 5+
To book your tickets, visit Curve’s website below or call the box office on 0116 242 3595:
ACCESS PERFORMANCES: All performances of Pulse are relaxed performances. For more information about access performances at Curve, please click here.
Gentle Giant goes Down Under!
Arts Centre Melbourne, 25 – 26 August 2018
Bamboozle are thrilled to be travelling to Australia for the second time, this time with our beautiful adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s Gentle Giant, a production designed for children with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
We’ll be visiting Arts Centre Melbourne from the 25 – 26 August 2018 with performances for local school and for families.
This enchanting production tells the story of a man – a giant of a man – who lives on an island in a beautiful lake. Turned away by the local villagers because he looks different, the giant leads a lonely life. Then one day, he rescues a girl from drowning, a girl with a wide-brimmed hat. Will the villagers finally see the giant’s true nature?
Every 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.
To find out more about the show, visit Art Centre Melbourne’s Gentle Giant webpage.
Storm visits Theatre Hullabaloo this autumn!
The Hullabaloo, Darlington, 3 – 4 October 2018
We’re delighted that we’ll be visiting Theatre Hullabaloo’s brand new venue with our production designed for young audiences who are on the autistic spectrum, Storm on the 3rd & 4th of October 2018. We’ll also be providing “Relaxed Performances”.
Our Autism specific performances are intimate shows for a maximum group size of 6 children accompanied by their teachers, carers, or family group. These are suitable for children who can be described as hard to reach.
Our Relaxed Performances are open to all families and are particularly suitable for those who would be more comfortable in a relaxed setting where you are free to get up, move around and make noise if you want to. These performances will welcome larger audience groups, (up to 40 audience members).
Inspired by Shakespeare’s Tempest, Storm takes the audience to a magical island, where flotsam and jetsam are brought in on the waves and caught up in breeze. We meet Prospero the magician, his apprentice Ariel and the creature Caliban. Each believes the island is there’s. Who does it really belong to? We’ll find out after the storm.
This mesmerising production uses a mixture of patient mix of invitation and interaction to engage with children and young people across all levels of the autistic spectrum. Interactions are led by our audience. As the story flows, the audience are able to wander within the set, and choose how and where to experience the performance as our artists meet them where they are.
To find out more, and to watch our short film, visit our Storm webpage.
As well as our performances of Storm, we will be delivering A one day workshop for creative practitioners and teachers working with young people who are on the autistic spectrum. Find out more here!