FREE zoom theatre event: a work in progress sharing of The Rainbow

Weds 23rd June, 7pm


A ‘live’ zoom sharing of a radical stage adaptation of this D.H. Lawrence novel. Originally published in 1915, the writing is extraordinarily ahead of its time as Lawrence explores the experiences of 3 generations of Polish women living in rural Nottinghamshire at the turn of the 20th Century, alongside themes of nationalism, urban versus agricultural landscape, female emancipation, sexuality, masculinity, mothering and religion to name a few!


Our adaptation will focus on the 3 women at the centre of this rich work through interweaving narration and dialogue, and will contribute to debate around decolonising narratives by addressing the significance  of the women’s Polish heritage.


This is a work in progress event and the script has been developed with support from Arts Council Project Grants, The Mercury Theatre Colchester, Colchester Arts Centre, Kresy Family, Nina Finbow, the Centre of Migration Studies at Essex University and the sharing will be directed by Jo Newman, former associate director at Salisbury Playhouse.


BOOKING: please email if you’d like to reserve a space.



TUES 10th SEPT 7pm at Colchester Arts Centre

MASKED explores undiagnosed female  neurodivergency through the lives of three women and a Greek style chorus.  The play feels increasingly prescient due to radical rethinking about gender and neurodivergency including the development of separate male / female neurodivergent models.

What happens when you know you're the weird girl? The one no one wants to play with. The one who can't hold down a job. How do you hide who you are? And what happens when you can't hide it anymore?


MASKED has been supported for this phase of the play’s development by Arts Council East, Colchester Arts Centre and the New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich. It will be directed by Jeni Draper, artistic director of Fingersmiths.


The sharing is a free event but please email if you would like to attend, so that a seat can be reserved for you.