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A scene from Backstage in Biscuit Land

Dublin Theatre Festival: Backstage in Biscuit Land by Touretteshero (relaxed performances)

5 - 6 Oct 2016 (Past)


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

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+

Relaxed performances: Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th October, 8pm
All performances are relaxed, this means that you’re welcome to move around and make noise during the show. 

Audio described (with Touch Tour) and ISL interpreted performance: Thursday October 6th, 8pm
A Touch Tour will be available pre-show. Please reserve your place through box office. Programme notes for the audio described performance will be available in late September. Please check back

Please advise box office of your access requirements.

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 

Performance Details:
axis: Ballymun
Wed 5th & Thurs 6th October 2016, 8pm €15/12
Duration: Approx 60 mins. No interval
Tel: 01 8832100
E-mail: info@axis-ballymun.ie
Online booking: www.axis-ballymun.ie

Watch: Jess Thom talks about Backstage at Biscuit Land during Edinburgh Fringe 2015

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


Stephen Fry

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


Backstage in Biscuit Land
Dublin Theatre Festival
Jess Thom
Relaxed Performance