A new show created for young people with learning disabilities is coming to the capital next month.

Jamboree is a vibrant and fully interactive experience, created for and with young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. The show comes to Stratford Circus Arts Centre on Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 21.

At each location on the tour, sousaphone player Aaron Diaz from Balkan band The Destroyers and Serbian folk singer/percussionist Dunja Botic will work in a school and improvise with young people who have different ways of communicating. The resulting music and creativity will feed into the performances in that location so that young people with complex needs have an opportunity to influence the show.

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

Jamboree is a touring production and the first conceived by new Artistic Director Ellie Griffiths. It is a part gig and part sensory theatrical ‘riot’ that premiered at the bOing! Festival in Kent.

Artistic Director Ellie Griffiths said: “Jamboree is the first time Oily Cart have really explored how the young people we make theatre for can have influence on the content of our shows. It’s given us fresh ideas we could never have imagined. This project gives an opportunity for the young people we work with to have their voices heard.

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

“In a world where the roots of knowledge and power are verbal, this show celebrates a wider spectrum of communication. I hope Jamboree goes a tiny way towards shifting people’s expectations about what young people who are labelled as being non-verbal have to offer.”

Jamboree features performers Mark Foster and Griff Fender who have worked for Oily Cart for 33 years between them. Griff Fender was a singer in the British band Darts, who had six top ten singles and three top ten albums.

Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, E15 1BX, Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 21, various times. Details: 020 8279 1080 stratford-circus.com