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Jade Frost Bamboozle


In Episode 10 of Harborough Hustle, we had the pleasure of hosting Jade Frost, a dedicated member of the Bamboozle Theatre Company. Jade, who has been with Bamboozle for 9 years, is living in Market Harborough and has been an integral part of the company’s mission to provide transformative experiences for disabled children and young people.

During the episode, Jade shed light on the exceptional work of Bamboozle Theatre Group, emphasizing their innovative approach to immersive, multisensory theater. With a focus on puppetry, live music, singing, and vocal harmonies, Bamboozle’s performances are tailored to meet the individual needs of their audience, including those with visual or hearing impairments.

What stands out about Bamboozle is their commitment to inclusivity. By catering to a wide age range, from 6 to 14 and even extending to young people aged 19 and over, the company ensures that their shows are accessible to a diverse audience. They also provide specialized experiences for disabled children with complex needs and autistic children across the spectrum, incorporating tactile experiences and vibrations to enhance the experience for those with sensory sensitivities.

One of the most remarkable aspects of Bamboozle’s work is the intimate nature of their shows. With a maximum of six children and young people per performance, the company fosters an environment where 1-to-1 engagement and interaction can flourish, creating a sense of belonging and facilitating social interaction among families.

Jade also shared the profound impact of Bamboozle’s work in Shanghai, where their programs reached and touched the lives of disabled children. Their use of Makaton signing in their shows highlights their commitment to effective communication and inclusivity. Jade expressed her desire to further her knowledge of Makaton and British Sign Language, showcasing her dedication to enhancing the accessibility of Bamboozle’s productions.

Additionally, Bamboozle’s dedication to accessibility extends to their choice of venues, prioritizing spaces that offer facilities like changing places and hoists, ensuring that families with disabled children can participate in their experiences without barriers.

The podcast episode also delved into Bamboozle’s engagement with the local community, presenting opportunities for families to be involved in their transformative experiences. Their pandemic project, Bamboozled Backyard, highlighted the company’s adaptability and continued commitment to serving their audience, even during challenging times.

As the discussion drew to a close, it was evident that Bamboozle’s impact goes beyond their immersive performances. They are actively seeking the support of local businesses and sponsors to continue their vital work, including fundraising efforts to reach more families in Leicestershire.

The engagement of listeners and local businesses is pivotal in extending Bamboozle’s outreach, and the podcast episode served as a platform to encourage this involvement. Listeners were prompted to explore Bamboozle’s website and social media presence, and to consider becoming a sponsor or participant in their fundraising challenge for their 30th anniversary.

Overall, Jade Frost’s passion and commitment to Bamboozle Theatre Company shone through in the conversation. Her dedication to creating meaningful and inclusive experiences for disabled children and young people serves as an inspiration to all who seek to make a positive impact in their communities. For those interested in supporting this transformative work, the episode provided valuable insights into how individuals and businesses can contribute to Bamboozle’s mission of enriching the lives of disabled children and their families

If you would like to learn more about Jade, be sure to check out the show notes in this episode of Harborough Hustle.
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