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First Look: JJ Green's A-Typical Rainbow at The Turbine Theatre

L-R Caroline Deverill, Maya Manuel, JJ Green, Joy Tan & Conor Joseph jpg
L-R Caroline Deverill, Maya Manuel, JJ Green, Joy Tan & Conor Joseph. Credit: Pamela Raith Photography

A first look at A-Typical Rainbow running at The Turbine Theatre has been revealed!

Based on real events from the perspective of the writer and the autistic community, JJ Green lead the cast as Boy for the limited run to 7 August 2022.

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The rest of the cast will be made up by Caroline Deverill (Mother), James Westphal (Father/Doctor), Conor Joseph (Jake/Daniel), Joy Tan (Abby/Thomas/Lara) and Maya Manuel (Emily/Mrs Whiteman/Rachel).

L-R James Westphal, Caroline Deverill, Maya Manuel & JJ Green in A-Typical Rainbow photo credit Pamela Raith
L-R James Westphal, Caroline Deverill, Maya Manuel & JJ Green in A-Typical Rainbow photo credit Pamela Raith
L-R Joy Tan, Caroline Deverill & Conor Joseph in A-Typical Rainbow photo credit Pamela Raith
L-R Joy Tan, Caroline Deverill & Conor Joseph in A-Typical Rainbow photo credit Pamela Raith
Joy Tan & JJ Green in A-Typical Rainbow photo credit Pamela Raith
Joy Tan & JJ Green in A-Typical Rainbow photo credit Pamela Raith

Boy has always seen the world differently to most people. Where they see monochrome, he sees the world in vivid and brilliant technicolour.

As Boy grows up, he faces increasing pressure to conform to the black and white logic of the ‘real’ world, a way of thinking that doesn’t make sense, and forces him to suppress his unique and beautiful view of life.

A-Typical Rainbow is the World Premiere debut play by autistic writer JJ Green that asks: could a kinder, more joyful world lie at the end of the rainbow?

JJ Green in A-Typical Rainbow, photo Pamela Raith (2)
JJ Green in A-Typical Rainbow, photo Pamela Raith (2)
JJ Green & Cast in A-Typical Rainbow photo credit Pamela Raith
JJ Green & Cast in A-Typical Rainbow photo credit Pamela Raith
JJ & Cast in A-Typical Rainbow photo credit Pamela Raith
JJ & Cast in A-Typical Rainbow photo credit Pamela Raith

Katy Lipson (Producer) said: “I am so thrilled to be presenting the World Premiere of this beautiful and relevant piece of writing. We are delighted to have assembled such a wonderful creative team and cast with multiple autistic and neurodivergent team members. We are looking forward to welcoming audiences to the Turbine Theatre this summer.”

Joining writer JJ Green on the creative team are director Bronagh Lagan, composer and sound designer Max Alexander-Taylor, lighting designer Bethany Gupwell, with associate sound design by Chris Czornyj and choreography by William Spencer. Set and costume design by Frankie Gerrard, and video design by Matt Powell.

The casting director is Jane Deitch and production manager is Jack Boisseux with deputy stage manager Ryan Webster. Ollie Hancock, Tom Ramsay and Sarah Jordan Verghese are production coordinators with Chris Matanlé for Aria Entertainment as general manager and Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment as producer.

For more information and tickets, visit www.theturbinetheatre.com


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