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.
Cast: Robert Softley
Director: Sam Rowe
Musical Director: Scott Twynholm
Music: Scott Twynholm and Stuart David
“a strong, sexy sense of the sheer value and beauty of life.” The Scotsman
Presented with the support of Arts & Disability Ireland and the British Council.
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.