A radical adaptation of the DH Lawrence novel by Nicola Werenowska
Originally published in 1915, The Rainbow was extraordinarily ahead of its time as Lawrence explores the experiences of three generations of Polish women living in Nottinghamshire at the turn of the 20th century. This groundbreaking adaptation by award-winning neurodivergent playwright Nicola Werenowska will focus on the women at the centre of this rich work. Through interweaving narration, dialogue, lyrical text and movement, this work creates a space for matrilineal knowledge, and a debate around decolonising narratives by addressing the women’s Polish heritage.
We’re heading up to Edinburgh Fringe to share a rehearsed reading of an early draft (info below), followed by a development period to create and share the full preproduction script by February 2023. This second R&D is supported by Arts Council Project Grants, The Mercury Theatre Colchester, Colchester Arts Centre, Zoo Venues, North Wall Oxford, Finborough Theatre, Kresy Family, Nina Finbow, the Centre of Migration Studies at Essex University
We plan to produce the show in 2023/2024 followed by a national tour. We are interested in building partnerships for future touring.
REHEARSED READING WEDNESDAY 10 AUGUST 7PM MAIN HOUSE ZOO SOUTHSIDE, EDINBURGH FRINGE supported by Zoo Venues Edinburgh
CAST Kate Spiro, Indra J. Adler, Lee Rufford, Chris Porter
Writer Nicola Werenowska
Director Jo Newman