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Backstage in Biscuit Land

‘Delightful’ Stephen Fry
'Extraordinarily entertaining...could teach a lot of other theatre a lesson or two' The Guardian ****

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.

Weaving comedy, puppetry, singing and incredible tics, Backstage in Biscuit Land explores spontaneity, creativity, disability and things you never knew would make you laugh. Geranium-bashing and penguin gang bangs 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 fun begins.

Thu 7 & Fri 8 May, 8pm
£12.50, Festival Standby £10

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Other info
Age 16+
Duration 60 minutes
Both performances are relaxed
BSL interpreted performance Fri 8 May

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.

Supported by Unlimited, Graeae and BAC.