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Robert Softley presents

If These Spasms Could Speak + Post-show discussion

We know you want to look, to stare even. It’s OK. You’re allowed.

An outstanding solo performance based on a collection of funny, sad, touching and surprising stories about disabled people and their bodies.

Created and performed by actor Robert Softley (co-creator of National Theatre of Scotland’s Girl X), this show was a sell-out hit at the Arches’ BEHAVIOUR festival in 2012.

An engaging, highly humorous and interactive live art performance about disabled people that exposes a truth behind bodies that differ from the norm. As disabled people, our bodies are central to how we exist in the world. They’re the way others first judge us, the subject of medical diagnosis, and usually seen as the reason that we can’t take part in society. And yet, they also carry with them volumes of stories about incidents, scrapes and calamities. Let us tell you how we perceive ourselves.

“Engaging and warm-hearted… If [the Sick!Festival] continue to programme shows of this quality and integrity, then this reviewer for one will be extremely happy.” – The Reviews Hub

Event details

On Wed 22 March, join us for a British Sign Language interpreted post-show discussion with Ruth Gould, Artistic Director of DaDaFest to reflect on Robert’s experiences and the representation of disabled people in society.