MULTI-SENSORY theatre for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) is coming to Dorchester.

Concrete Youth, a multi-award-winning theatre company, is bringing its new show The Whispering Jungle to the county on Wednesday, August 3.

There will be two performances at Dorchester Corn Exchange at 11am and 3pm, both suitable for a PMLD audience.

The show tells the story of the turtle, the monkey, and the bird who have all lost their homes. 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?

The audience is asked to come and help the animals of the rainforest rebuild their home and realise that home really is wherever you’re with your family.

It brings together ASMR, sensory play and sensory puppets in an immersive touring production.

The Whispering Jungle has been developed over two years, in collaboration with 750 people with PMLD, on The ASMR Project, a groundbreaking project to explore the impact of ASMR on people with PMLD.

Anyone who books a ticket to the show will gain access to Concrete Youth's free pre and post online sensory stories with a member of Concrete Youth's team.

Join them, via Zoom, on dates before and after your scheduled performance to enjoy a sensory story version of The Whispering Jungle, chat about the show, make some new friends and immerse yourself in the world of The Whispering Jungle!

This short tour is a pilot outing of the new production of The Whispering Jungle, following Concrete Youth's groundbreaking, The ASMR Project.

The Whispering Jungle is supported by Arts Council England, National Lottery Community Fund, Ashley Family Foundation, Back to Ours, Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust, Hull City Council, and Hull Truck Theatre.

For booking and more information call Dorchester Arts on 01305 266926 or email