We are a team passionate about building collaborative, imaginative connections with you, so that we can create exceptional event experiences, together.
We are not about cookie-cutter, same-same entertainment – yawn…
We are a team of experienced, world-class festival producers, who also own a unique collection of boutique Spiegeltents and pop-up festival venues for hire.
We are a team who’ve curated one of Australia’s most extensive networks of talented roving performers… Think musicians, cabaret performers, comedians, street performers, and more! It’s little wonder we advocate for the arts industry and public artistic engagement–loudly, passionately, regularly.
Most importantly, we are the team who will take you from ‘Imagine if…’ to ‘Look what we did!’
Learn more about the team who Deliver the wow!
Director, Festival Producer, Physical Performer
Energetic & eclectic, Louise Clarke is a highly skilled producer, festival director and performer with 25 years of experience. Turning streets into stages across 30 different countries from China to South Africa, producing genre-defying festival programmes throughout Australia and designing boutique Spiegel tents, Louise draws on her training in Theatre, Fine Art and Dance to create work that is spontaneous, exciting and always entertaining.
Alongside directing and programming countless major festivals including the highly successful ‘Fringe Street Theatre Festival’ for 11 years, and co-producing the Royal Croquet Club’s celebrated program for 4 years, Louise’s latest venture has been the co-design and development of 6 hirable pop-up circus tents. These modern-day Spiegel tents have housed audiences from Dark Mofo in Tasmania, Brisbane Powerhouse to Sydney Festival.
With Louise’s diverse experience across festival directing, performing and business she has a unique perspective on what audiences want and what is needed to develop high performance cultures in a festival environment.
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Venue Designer, Builder Physical Comedian, World-class Juggler
Nigel Martin is a comic vaudevillian performer who has been entertaining large and enthusiastic audiences worldwide and in his hometown of Adelaide for the last 25 years. With his ferocious energy & endearing, charismatic wit, Nigel is a true comic genius and one of Australia’s finest jugglers.
With a passion for developing high level skills, impeccable timing and fluid movement Nigel developed The Mr Spin Show, inspired by vaudevillian greats such as Enrico Rastelli and Franics Brunn combined with his own quirky style of comedy the show went on to tour the international festival circuit winning countless awards in Germany, Canada and the UK.
With a meticulous eye for detail and a love of technical design Nigel became the brains behind the unique design of Bamboozled Productions boutique pop-up venues.
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Sophie is a community builder, a business operator, and an ambassador for the arts working within festival production for ten years, before co-founding the natural wine label Commune of Buttons with her brother. Through this venture she developed her understanding of business management, while her freelance work for arts festivals connects her to the positive and empowering effects of arts on communities, individuals and artists.
Contracts with major arts festivals globally have developed Sophie’s expertise in festival management and a solid industry network. The Festival at Basket Range in her Adelaide Hills community reflects these skills, working as Co-founder and Creative Director to realise her vision. She has also self-produced innovative ‘art festival on wheels’, Thunderbus Road, and the podcast JoBlo XO.
Sophie studied Cultural Tourism at Flinders University, and always finds time to nurture her connection to country. Now a producer at Bamboozled Productions, Sophie continues her important work within a company that speaks to her core value, bringing people together.
Kim brings to Bamboozled years of experience in colouring inside and outside the lines, information architecture, and a whole bundle of energy in whatever direction is needed.
Can walk a tight rope on request.
Production team & performer
Clown, creator, builder, demonstrator of decency. Jesse is the thin bit of metal that recovers the lost ratchet strap at the back of the container. The $2 you find under the stage for an icy pole on a hot day. The missing digit to the combination lock…He IS the missing washer.
Zoe is a lover of music, arts and dance. She has a vibrant background in the festival scene and a passion for creating unforgettable moments for all involved. Zoe has been with the Bamboozled team since early 2022, assisting with event production, tent builds, and stage management.
Andi Cooper, musician and circus artist— a performer themself, Andi knows better than anyone the unique technical and practical challenges that go into making a performance space audience ready.