Robert Softley: If These Spasms Could Speak

Behaviour 2012:

Robert Softley: If These Spasms Could Speak

Thu 22 - Sun 25 Mar 2012 | 7pm (Thurs 22nd: 9pm) // Duration: 1hr 15 mins | £11/£8

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

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.

A collection of funny, sad, touching and surprising stories about disabled people and their bodies by actor Robert Softley, co-creator of National Theatre of Scotland’s Girl X.

Praise for Girl X:

“Thrilling… compelling… radical… complex”
****  The Guardian

****  The Observer
****  Scotsman
****  News Of The World

Why not make an evening of it?

Thurs 22nd
5pm-6pm Free discussion with Chris Thorpe
6pm Dinner in the Arches Cafe Bar & Restaurant
7.15pm-8.25pm The Oh Fuck Moment
9pm-10.15pm If These Spasms Could Speak

Sun 25th
7pm-8.15pm If These Spasms Could Speak
8.30pm-9pm Martin Messier: Sewing Machine Orchestra

Part of Behaviour 2012, the Arches’ festival of live performance. For more see HOW WE BEHAVE, the Behaviour blog documenting seven artists’ journey through the festival.