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Robert Softley / The Arches, UK

If These Spasms Could Speak | Project Arts Centre (Cube) | Sept 25 – 27

If These Spasms Could Speak, Robert Softley, The Arches, Dublin Theatre Festival, Sept 25 - Sept 27, disability

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

If These Spams 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.

  • Contains strong language.
  • Presented in association with Arts & Disability Ireland.
  • All performances will be Audio Described and Captioned
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Information and Tickets:

  • Venue: Project Arts Centre (Cube)
  • Dates: Thurs Sept 25 & Fri Sept 26, 7.45pm
  • Sat Sept 27, 2.45pm & 7.45pm
  • Tickets: €15 – €20
  • Duration: 60 mins. No interval.
  • Talking Theatre: Sept 27, post-show (2.45pm). With Robert Softley.
  • Sign language interpreted performance: Sept 27, 2.45pm

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

  • Cast and Creative Team:

    • Performed by Robert Softley
    • Director: Sam Rowe
    • Musical Director: Scott Twynholm
    • Music: Scott Twynholm and Stuart David

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