Past Event

If These Spasms Could Speak

Wed 2 Jan 2013

‘As disabled people, our bodies are central to how we exist in the world. They are 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.’

If These Spasms Could Speak is a collection of funny, sad, touching and surprising narratives, gathered through interviews with disabled people: an engaging, highly humorous and interactive live art performance about disabled people that exposes a truth behind bodies that differ from the norm.

The performance is a new solo theatre work by disabled artist Robert Softley, co-creator of National Theatre of Scotland’s Girl X described as ‘Thrilling ... compelling ... radical ... complex’ The Guardian 

If These Spasms Could Speak will be followed by a post-show talk and discussion with Robert Softley and Caroline Bowditch.