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“New World” will immerse you deep into a lush rainforest to encounter an Amazonian tribe. Designed for inclusive audiences for a highly sensory experience. 

This new immersive show for children with complex needs will engage all of their senses; visual, auditory, smell, taste, touch and kinaesthetic. This will create a truly immersive experience. They will feel the ripples of water; hear sounds of distant birds calls echoing through the forest canopy; feel the the rumbles beneath their feet; smell the decay of the forest ancestors; and taste the fresh fruit offered from the forest



Writer, Director, Producer & Evaluator

Debbie Bandara

 Maker and Costume

Stella Cecil

5G & Haptic Technologist

Chris Ball 


Haptic Technologist

Matt George

Spatial Sound Designer

Ben Challis 

Actor & Dancer

Claudio Carta 


Singer & Performer

Mikhael Baque 

Marketing Designer

William Lee 

Set Designer

David Freedman 

Special Thanks to

 Special Educational Needs Consultant

Nikki Hallam

Accessible Needs Consultant

Agi Burley 


Social Story Consultant

Connor Gregory

Living Wall Designer

Richard Russell

Real Tropical Plant Foliage Specialist 

Richard Boyd


360 Virtual Videographer

AV Immerse


Filmmaker Annatic TV


Arts Council England | Digital Catapult | Creative XR | Cheshire East Council


Personal Comment from Debbie

“New World” is a response to the pandemic to reach audiences that are unable to access arts and creativity. I want to create a truly holistic immersive experience using haptics alongside close-up interaction. This is a very special form of theatre that should be integrated across all platforms filled with compassion and care for others. It will have a greater impact to those who are hard to reach.  It is this reason that making this work is so vital where touch and human warmth are so greatly missed. It will reveal how awe-inspiring our natural world is, how we are all connected and share a collective responsibility. 


"Forest Tribe Theatre  have actively sought our input as they want to ensure they meet the needs of the children in their audience on every level. They have allowed us to be part of the development process and this collaboration has been highly beneficial. They have also been willing to embrace advice around the physical and sensory needs of the children and their challenges around communication and behaviour. This ultimately means that children can immerse themselves in the theatre experience in the certain knowledge that they are fully understood and that their diverse range of needs will be met.


The recent pandemic has limited the opportunities for children with special needs even further and this has highlighted the growing need to seek multisensory experiences for them. They deserve to access the magic of theatre but clearly require a very specialised approach towards it and this is what  Forest Tribe Theatre Company are specialised in"

Nikki Hallam, Special Educational Needs Specialist

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