A-Typical Rainbow

Turbine Theatre – 30th June – 7th August 2022

Directed by Bronagh Lagan
Written And Performed by JJ Green

The charming queer coming of age story full of wonder and discovery (Gay Times): A-Typical Rainbow explodes onto stage.

Based on writer JJ Green’s personal experiences of growing up with autism, the story follows Boy as he navigates the roller-coaster ride of seeing the world from a unique perspective. As his sympathetic and loving mother tries desperately to soften the blow of a harsh society, boy continues to escape into the blissful, technicolour world of his imagination.

Fairy Powered Productions say it “Has the possibility to change the theatre as we know it”, the Guardian say “JJ Green’s writing bursts with imagination and whimsy” and The Stage say it’s a “colourful testament to the power of imagination”.


Boy – JJ Green

Mother – Caroline Deverill

Father/Doctor – James Westphal

Jake/Daniel and Understudy Boy – Conor Joseph

Abby/Thomas/Lara – Joy Tan

Emily/Mrs Whiteman/Rachel – Maya Manuel

Male Swing – Jack Chambers



Writer – JJ Green

Director – Bronagh Lagan

Concept Set and Costume Designer – Frankie Gerrard

Choreographer – William Spencer

Composer and Sound Designer – Max Alexander-Taylor

Lighting Designer – Bethany Gupwell

Associate Sound Designer – Chris Czornyj

Video Designer – Matt Powell

Mask Design – Wintercroft

Casting Director – Jane Deitch

Production Manager – Jack Boisseux

Deputy Stage Manager – Ryan Webster

Assistant Stage Manager – Rose Eke

Costume Supervisor – Emmy Tobitt