Backstage in Biscuit Land

22 - 26 September 2015 / 19:45, 14:30
The Pit

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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.

Accompanied by her assistant Chopin, Jess intertwines comedy, puppetry, singing and incredible tics to explore spontaneity, creativity, life with a disability, and things you never knew could make you laugh.

Geranium bashing and Astroturf origami may or may not feature – no two shows can ever be the same. Jess is neurologically incapable of staying on script, and that’s when the anarchic fun begins.

Like the best comedy, it makes you look at the world in a different way. Remarkable’ Independent

Performed by Jess Thom and Jess Mabel Jones (aka Chopin)
Devised by Jess Thom, Jess Mabel Jones (aka Chopin) and Matthew Pountney
Design by Poppy Harris

1 hour/no interval

Age guidance 14+

Audio-described performances
This production features audio-description as part of the text.

Relaxed Performances
All performances are relaxed. This means you’re welcome to move around and make noise during the show.

26 Sep, 2.30pm and 7.45pm
BSL-integrated performances

Part of Theatre & Dance

Presented by the Barbican and Touretteshero

Originally scheduled for Battersea Arts Centre’s Grand Hall which was destroyed by a fire on 13 March, the production will also play at Soho Theatre in the week following the Barbican run.

Supported by Battersea Arts Centre and Unlimited


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