Rob Heaslip Man & Board


Man & Board by Rob Heaslip

At first Man & Board is an unlikely pairing of Rob’s moving body with a ritualised wooden board with which he sings, he dances, he wins and he loses.

Dig deeper to find a solo, arguably a duet infused with autobiographical and queer undertones. An impassioned show about tradition, heritage, and masculinity where a gay father celebrates his own Irish cultural heritage as he passes it on to his adopted son.

Sharing traditional love songs and lullabies, Man & Board brings old traditions into a new place, a new time. 


Man & Board will preview at Assembly Roxy on Thursday 27 & Friday  28 June, 19.30 with the world premiere at Assembly @ Dance Base Tuesday 13 – Sunday 25 August, 17.15 daily. 



Concept & Performance Rob Heaslip

Rehearsal Director Giulia Montalbano

Dramaturgy Luke Pell

Composer Eilon Morris

Voice Artist Zoe Katsilerou

Lighting Emma Jones

Creative Producer Helen McIntosh

Production Manager Fi Fraser

Photography Amy Sinead Moran

Videography Lewis Landini


Supported by Creative Scotland, Dance Base, The Work Room