A brand new production designed for the access needs of young PMLD and AS audiences


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The Story

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.

Bamboozle have 25 years’ experience creating accessible theatre and will present two versions of Pulse to Northern Stage – an intimate version for audiences of 6 young people described as having profound and multiple learning disabilities and their family group, and a relaxed version open to all families.

About Bamboozle

Bamboozle Theatre are world leaders in making theatre for children with a wide range of different access and learning needs.

About Bamboozle’s PMLD performances

Bamboozle’s PMLD productions are designed to cater for groups of up to 6 children described as having profound and multiple learning disabilities and their family groups.

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.

The show is designed to be particularly suitable for children who use a wheelchair.

Absolutely amazing!!! Would recommend to everybody. The students loved it an we though it was brilliant how you involved every single child throughout. 

Beacon Hill School

A truly engaging, sensory performance. Can’t praise this enough. 

Priory Woods School

About Bamboozle’s Relaxed Performances

The relaxed version of Pulse is designed to cater for larger audiences, to be enjoyed by children with and without additional needs and their families. Pulse is ideal for children aged 5 and upwards, including children on the autistic spectrum.

I have seen many films and plays, but this was one of the best I have ever seen. It also seemed real.  I felt I was actually there. Especially with all of the sound effects which made it even more realistic. 

Granby School

Absolutely amazing! We loved the story line of Pulse and really enjoyed all of the visual elements of the show. I’m in awe of how they are able to reach every member of their audience. 

Meadow View Farm School

If you’d like to speak in more detail about our audience suitability, please call Bamboozle on 0116 255 2065 or email Jade: [email protected].

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Behind the scenes

Watch the trailer for Pulse:
Production images:

Pulse - Bamboozle


Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available outside Stage 3. To discuss any access needs, please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.