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Purposeless Movements

Purposeless Movements
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This is one brilliantly shrewd triumph of a show. ★★★★★
The Herald


    Written byRobert Softley Gale
    Start date2 Mar 2016
    End date4 Mar 2016
  • TicketsFull price £16.50 / Concession £13.50 / Other concession £8.50
    Genre Theatre,

World Premiere
Birds of Paradise Theatre Company, in Co-Production with Tramway

What’s so great about purposeful movement? Half the fun in this life is not knowing what’s coming next.

Five guys wait on stage – each one has cerebral palsy – the way they stand and move is a dead give-away. When we were born, doctors called it Purposeless Movements – for us it’s just how we get around. You’ll see stories from our lives – stories that ask what it is to move and be moved.

A new theatre piece from Birds of Paradise Theatre Company by Robert Softley Gale – creator of international smash-hit If These Spasms Could Speak and co-creator of the hilarious Wendy Hoose. / @BOPTheatre

Dates & Times
Wed 2 – Fri 4 Mar, 7.30pm

Full price £16.50
Standard concession £13.50
Other concession £8.50

See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information. 

Post-show Discussion
Fri 4 Mar

Audio Described, BSL & Captioned Performances
Wed 2 – Fri 4 Mar


Age Recommendation

Note: Contains nudity and strong language.

Funded by Creative Scotland and Glasgow City Council.

Image by Mihaela Bodlovic

  • Robert Softley Gale

  • Laurence Clark

  • Jim Fish

  • Colin Young

  • Pete Edwards

  • Amy Cheskin

    BSL Interpreter
  • Christopher McKiddie

    Audio Describer
  • Rachel Drazek

  • Luke Pell

  • Scott Twnyholm

  • Kim Moore

  • Neil Foulis

    Lighting Designer, Production Manager
  • Garry Robson

  • This is one brilliantly shrewd triumph of a show. ★★★★★
    The Herald
  • The personal stories are engaging, touching – but most of all, funny... it’s real laugh-out-loud stuff. ★★★★
    The Scotsman
  • Unflinching and inventive ★★★★
    The Stage
  • Beautifully presented. ★★★★
    TV Bomb
  • An educational, humorous and all-round clever production ★★★★
    The Reviews Hub

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