BACKSTAGE IN BISCUIT LAND
DATE: FRI 22 & SAT 23 APRIL
LOCATION: Gloucester Guildhall
TICKETS: £10 / £5*
[Post show talk and BSL interpretation 22 April]
Jess Thom has Tourettes, a condition that makes her say ‘biscuit’ 16,000 times a day. Her unusual neurology gives her a unique perspective on life; one she’s about to unleash on the world.
This two-woman solo show weaves comedy, puppetry, singing, and incredible tics to explore spontaneity, creativity, disability, and things you never knew would make you laugh. Geranium bashing and penguin gangbangs may or may not feature – no two shows can ever be the same.
Jess is neurologically incapable of staying on script, and that’s where the fun begins
Co-Creators – Jess Thom, Jess Mabel Jones, Matthew Poutney
Produced by Jolie Booth and Matthew Poutney
Supported by Unlimited, Graeae & Battersea Arts Centre
‘Funny , frank, intelligent and enchantingly entertaining’
‘Extraordinarily entertaining … Could teach a lot of theatre lesson or two’
★★★★ The Guardian
‘Makes you look at the world in a different way’
Latecomers welcome. All of Touretteshero’s performances are relaxed.
This means you’re welcome to make noise during the show. This adds a whole new dimension, which is why Touretteshero likes to call it ‘Extra Live’.
Read Jess Thom’s blog about ‘Extra Live’ performances by clicking here…
Suggested suitability is 14+
Younger children and babies are welcome at their parent’s discretion
Warnings: Jess is one of the 10% of people with Tourettes Syndrome who has swearing tics, so this performance may include the involuntary use of words that some audiences may find offensive.
*About our ticket prices:
Strike A Light is an accessible festival so all of our tickets are heavily subsidised at £5. However, if you want to support Strike A Light and can afford to buy a ticket at £10 your generosity will ensure that Strike A Light can continue to develop and grow great work in Gloucester.
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Please note, Friday’s performance will be interpreted in British Sign Language (BSL)
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS FOR SATURDAY
DID YOU MISS
ON STAGE: LIVE FROM TELEVISION CENTRE ?
Battersea Arts Centre and Arts Council England in collaboration with
BBC Arts Production
15 November 9 – 11pm
CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW ON iPLAYER
This is the most ambitious evening of live theatre ever attempted by the BBC, bringing live performance back to the old BBC TV HQ for the first time since its closure. Kirsty Wark introduces four 30-minute theatre shorts featuring comedy, dance and drama.
The night features Touretteshero’s Broadcast from Biscuit Land, performed by Jess Thom. She leads us to a surreal and comic musical finale featuring a choir, a brass band and dancing biscuits.
FOR MORE INFO, CLICK HERE