An imaginative child's glorious fantasies – of dolphins and dragonflies, gingerbread houses and chocolate rivers – offer him an escape from hostile reality.
When reality dictates he has to conform to the 'real world', he has to make a choice. Should he live authentically and risk stigma, or can he continue to hide?
Based on real events from the perspective of the writer and the autistic community, JJ Green's A-Typical Rainbow is an uplifting play about the experience of growing up neurodivergent and queer in early 2000s Britain.
It premiered at London's Turbine Theatre in June 2022, produced by Aria Entertainment, directed by Bronagh Lagan, and starring playwright JJ Green, who is a passionate advocate for autistic artists like himself.
This edition includes the full text of the play along with contributions from the largely – and proudly – neurodivergent cast and creative team.
"Plenty of theatrical wonders... sparky humour and magic... clear signs of a talented playwright in the making whose work bursts with imagination and whimsy."- Guardian
"Powerful, emotional and enchanting... everything about this show is magical... an incredibly raw and honest piece... Green's writing is something else entirely, a rare talent that needs to be treasured and exalted."- Broadway Baby
"Delightful: full of colour, metaphor and lashings of humour... a rare, insightful, golden moment of theatre."- Reviews Hub