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A scene from Backstage in Biscuit Land

Announcing Backstage in Biscuit Land by Touretteshero at Dublin Theatre Festival 2016

Posted: 28 July, 2016

“You’ll definitely laugh, you may cry, you’ll probably get a biscuit”
★★★★★ The Public Review

Arts & Disability Ireland and axis: Ballymun are delighted to present ‘Backstage in Biscuit Land’ as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2016:
Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th October 2016, 8pm
axis: Ballymun
Dublin 9

Jess Thom has Tourettes syndrome, 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 unleashing 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. Jess is neurologically incapable of staying on script, so no two shows can be the same. And that’s when the fun begins.

Jess is one of the 10% of people with Tourettes Syndrome who has swearing tics, so in addition to some adult themes this performance may include the involuntary use of words that some audience members may find offensive. Suitable for ages: 14+

Audio described and ISL interpreted performance: Thursday October 6th at 8pm
There will be a touch tour at 7pm on Thurs Oct 6th. Please book through box office.
All performances are relaxed, this means that you’re welcome to move around and make noise during the show. Please advise box office of your access requirements.

For booking and further information:
Tel: 01 8832100
E-mail: info@axis-ballymun.ie
Online booking: www.axis-ballymun.ie

Co-Created by: Jess Thom, Jess Mabel Jones and Matthew Pountney
Produced by: Matthew Pountney
Supported by Unlimited, Graeae & Battersea Arts Centre
Presented at the Dublin Theatre Festival by Arts & Disability Ireland and Axis Ballymun
Accommodation Partners: Metro Hotel Dublin Airport 

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Watch: Jess Thom talking about Backstage in Biscuit Land during Edinburgh Festival 2015

Jess Thom and Jess Mabel Jones performing in Backstage for Biscuit Land


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Jess Mabel Jones and Jess Thom in Backstage in Biscuit Land. Photo credit Jonathan Birch


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