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Purposeless Movements

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company / Robert Softley Gale

Raucously funny and brutally honest, Purposeless Movements is an eye-opening dance theatre work.

Four men stand on stage. They have cerebral palsy. When they were born, doctors called their condition ‘purposeless movements’. For them, it’s just how they move.

Raucously funny and brutally honest, Purposeless Movements is an eye-opening dance theatre work from Glasgow’s Birds of Paradise Theatre Company.

Purposeless Movements is written by Robert Softley Gale, creator of last year’s sell-out My Left / Right Foot — The Musical.

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A set description for the performance can be downloaded here.

Part of You Are Here
Audio Described performance
All performances
Touch Tour
All performances from 1hr 15mins before start time
British Sign Language interpreted performance
All performances
Captioned performance
All performances
Relaxed performance
22 Aug 12 noon. House lights will not be fully dimmed, loud noises avoided where possible and audiences are free to move around.

Robert Softley Gale Writer & Director
Rachel Drazek Movement & Associate Director
Scott Twynholm Composer

Performers include Laurence Clark, Amy Cheskin, Pete Edwards, Colin Young

More information about some of the artists:

Birds of Paradise
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Robert Softley Gale
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19-24 August 2019

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book or watch. The 2021 programme will be announced in June.

An unflinching, inventive and tender show challenging perceptions of disability and masculinity.

The Stage

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Funded through the PLACE Programme, a partnership between the Edinburgh Festivals and