New play A-Typical Rainbow is to premiere at The Turbine Theatre from June.
Based on real events from the perspective of writer JJ Green, A-Typical Rainbow is described as “an uplifting play about the experience of growing up neurodivergent and queer in early 2000s Britain”.
The piece will play London’s The Turbine Theatre for a limited run from 30 June until 07 August
A-Typical Rainbow is an authentic narrative take on the life of a queer autistic person from 1995-2020.
Combining pop culture, fantasy, friendship & love in a suppressive society for us all we’re showing you the truth behind the myth & how a kinder world isn’t one as far away as over the rainbow…
Writer JJ Green said: “This play was written by an autistic writer, has been read and approved by many autistic artists & marks the first time a piece of theatre has been written about us, by us, for you. It is commonplace for stories to be told about us – without us. This play aims to change that.
“It feels surreal & entirely golden to see what started off as words on a page finally come to life on stage.
“I feel incredibly lucky, excited and proud to be bringing Atypical Rainbow to the Turbine Theatre and can’t wait to share my world with others in such a unique way, properly, for the first time with a team of creatives and cast performing telling a story about autism through our own lens.”
Produced by Aria Entertainment, the show is directed by Bronagh Lagan with composition and sound design by Max Alexander-Taylor, who is autistic, and choreography by William Spencer, who is neurodivergent.
For more information and tickets, visit theturbinetheatre.com/whats-on/a-typical-rainbow