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Spasms - photographer Karen Sutherland

If These Spasms Could Speak

Writer/actor Robert Softley asked a simple question while preparing his new show, as part of the 2012 Behaviour festival at The Arches in Glasgow. Given how much their bodies define how others see them, what do disabled people think of their bodies themselves? The answers, as Paul F Cockburn discovered, might surprise you. “I don’t want […]

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Paul Cunningham (Edward Sheldon) and Laurie Brown (John Gielgud). Photograph by Eamonn McGoldrick

Alison Peebles, Birds of Paradise Theatre Company

The Man Who Lived Twice is a new play from Glasgow-based Birds of Paradise theatre company, a “dramatised account” of what took place between Sheldon and Gielgud. In the run-up to the show’s launch at The Arches in Glasgow, before a Scotland-wide tour, Paul F Cockburn spoke with director Alison Peebles and writer and actor […]

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Maria Oller and Kenneth Dempster

This March, Scotland’s leading group for performers with learning difficulties, Lung Ha’s Theatre Company, presents a new version of Sophocles‘ ‘Antigone’, the classic story of a young woman standing up against society for what she believes is right. Combining drama with live music (performed by members of the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland) and new […]

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