A THEATRE company is creating a multi-sensory production of Shrek to cater to the young deaf community.

Knutsford Musical Theatre Company (KMTC) is putting on the special production of Shrek the Musical at Northwich Memorial Court in May.

Immersive elements of the production will include atmospheric effects like smells to inspire the audience’s imaginations.

There will also be a signed performance with a signer from Northwich Deaf Support Network for the benefit of the audience who use sign language.

Ben Ireson, chairman of KMTC and director of Shrek said: “We want to make this family fun-filled musical accessible to everyone, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

“The multi-sensory aspects will help engage our audiences on a deeper level and stimulate a range of senses.

“That, combined with a spectacular set and colourful costumes, will make it a visual and sensory delight for all the family.”

Shrek runs for a limited period at Northwich Memorial Court from Wednesday, May 18, to Sunday, May 22.

Visit kmtc.org.uk to book tickets.