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Kind Words Spoken

"a strong, sexy sense of the sheer value and beauty of life." The Scotsman

Robert Softley / The Arches as part of Dublin Theatre Festival present



Dates: 25 Sep - 27 Sep

Show Time: 7.45pm

Tickets: €15-20

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

If These Spasms Could Speak is 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 Robert Softley, it exposes a truth behind bodies that differ from the norm. His own narrative – told with wry humour, charm and sincerity – is woven through with video interviews and monologue in an engaging and highly charismatic way. It is both a challenge to society’s perceptions and desire for classifications, and a celebration of being alive.

A sell-out hit at festivals and events across the UK, If These Spasms Could Speak is a tender and uplifting theatre experience.

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Duration: 60 mins (no interval)

All performances will be audio described and captioned, and there will be a sign language interpreted performance on 27 September, 2.45pm.

There will be a post-show discussion with Robert Softley following the 2.45pm show on 27 September.

Contains strong language.

Cast:  Robert Softley

Director: Sam Rowe

Musical Director: Scott Twynholm

Music: Scott Twynholm and Stuart David

Presented with the support of Arts & Disability Ireland and the British Council.

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