The Rainbow

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Showing on:
Fri 24 February 2023
2 hours + Interval + Post show Q&A
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A rehearsed reading of a groundbreaking new adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s The Rainbow

Originally published in 1915, The Rainbow is extraordinarily ahead of its time as Lawrence explores the experiences of three generations of Polish women living in rural Nottinghamshire at the turn of the 20th Century, alongside themes including nationalism, urban versus agricultural landscape, female emancipation, mothering, sexuality, and gender.

This ground-breaking adaptation focuses on the three Polish women at the centre of this rich work. Through interweaving narration and dialogue, the work will create a space for matrilineal knowledge, and will contribute to debate around decolonising narratives by addressing the significance of the women’s Polish heritage.

The Rainbow is adapted by Nicola Werenowska, an award winning local playwright and Mercury Theatre associate, and directed by Jo Newman, former associate director at Salisbury Playhouse.

Please note: Tickets are free but must be booked in advance due to limited capacity.

This event is supported by the Mercury Theatre Colchester, Colchester Arts Centre, Zoo Venues, The North Wall, The Finborough, and Arts Council England.


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