The Whispering Jungle tour dates announced for multi-sensory theatre production

Multi-sensory theatre production The Whispering Jungle has announced tour dates across the UK this autumn.

Produced by Concrete Youth in association with the Mercury Theatre and supported by Arts Council England, Hull City Council and Back to Ours, The Whispering Jungle brings together ASMR, sensory play and sensory puppets in an immersive touring production for young audiences labelled with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

The Turtle, the Monkey, and the Bird have all lost their home. Men in big, bright, yellow jackets came and chopped down all the trees. Now they’re forced away to fend for themselves, make their own new homes and pick up the pieces of the mess that the humans have left behind.

How will the animals cope on their own? What can humans do to make the world better for the animals of the rainforest? And why is the Turtle so clumsy? Come and help the animals of the rainforest rebuild their home and realise that home really is wherever you’re with your family.

The show will rehearse and premiere at Mercury Theatre, Colchester from 28-29 September.

The production then tours to: Barnsley Civic (3-4 October), Henshaw’s Arts & Craft Centre, Knaresborough (7-9 October), York Theatre Royal (12-13 October), Hull City Hall (16-17 October), Interplay Theatre, Leeds (19-20 October), The Customs House, South Shields (23 October), Nonsuch Studios, Nottingham (25-26 October), Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester (2 November), Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot (4-5 November), Dorchester Arts Centre (7-8 November), Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax (11 November), The Lowry, Salford (12 November), Norwich Theatre (15 November) and Applecart Arts, London (17-20 November).

For more information and tickets, visit concreteyouth.co.uk/thewhisperingjungle

The cast of The Whispering Jungle are Finn Kebbe as Monkey, Laura Kaye Thomson as Bird and Ewan S Pires as Turtle.

The production is devised by the company and will feature music, lyrics and musical direction by Frew, direction and lyrics by Belle Streeton with Daniel Swift as creative producer, Annabelle Moorman overseeing audience development, Isabel Potter as production manager, Charlie Mackenzie-Barrow as technical stage manager, Hazel Warren-Cooke as sound engineer, Tom Smith as sound designer, Lu Herbert as set designer, Matthew Stirk as set builder, Amy Nicholson as puppet designer and Jessie Addinall as lighting designer.

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