If These Spasms Could Speak (Edinburgh Fringe 2013)

Robert Softley in association with The Arches presents

If These Spasms Could Speak (Edinburgh Fringe 2013)

At the Pleasance Courtyard

Wed 31 Jul - Mon 26 Aug 2013 | 5.45pm (1 hour) | £8/£7 conc/£6 preview

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

Robert Softley returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with his sensational one-man show, If These Spasms Could Speak – a hilarious yet moving insight into the day-to-day reality of being disabled.

Drawing upon real stories from other disabled people as well as Robert’s own experiences, the show looks at how their bodies impact the way they live their lives, and how they’re seen by others. Whether sad, funny, touching or surprising, each story offers an enlightening insight into what it really means to be disabled.

If These Spasms Could Speak was one of the highlights of the Arches’ Behaviour festival in 2012, performing to sell out audiences and receiving critical acclaim. It is presented at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe in association with The Arches as part of the prestigious Made in Scotland showcase.

If These Spasms Could Speak runs from Wednesday 31st July to Monday 26th August at the Pleasance Courtyard. Book tickets online or call 0131 556 6550.

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About Robert Softley

The co-creator of National Theatre of Scotland’s critically acclaimed Girl X and artistic director of acclaimed theatre company Birds of Paradise, Robert Softley is one of Scotland’s foremost disabled writers and performers. With over ten years of experience in diverse and varied roles, he has become an established figure in the Scottish arts scene, whether it be as a disability rights activist, actor, performer, writer and artistic director, or as an advocate of equality of access to the arts for disabled people as both artist or audience member.