‘If These Spasms Could Speak’: Edinburgh Fringe

Entering the small black box theatre with simple set, I felt the excitement of the pre-show atmosphere reverberating off the walls but didn’t know what to expect. Knowing Robert’s sharp analysis and comic timing, I had a few laughs in mind but all I really knew was that I had been looking forward to the show since it was announced a few months ago.

Robert interviewed people about their relationships with their bodies, their disabilities, and the interactions that they have had with strangers. He has crafted these many voices into a fluid exploration of identity (with strong blocking of the characters to ensure their individuality also shone through) that was full of smiles, laughter and thought provoking experiences. Easy eye contact in the small venue, as well as Robert’s personable and funny delivery, emphasise the stories of navigating self and life in full view of the public gaze. If you only see one play this festival season, make it this one.
It runs from the 1-26th of August, 2013 at the Pleasance.


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