Backstage in Biscuit Land

Tuesday 5 Apr, 7.30pm
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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.

This two-woman show weaves comedy, puppetry, singing, and incredible tics to explore spontaneity, creativity, disability, and things you never knew would make you laugh. Geranium bashing 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.

Please note: This is a relaxed performance. Audiences are free to make noise during the show, go in and out of the auditorium, and generally feel free to be themselves.

This performance will be interpreted in British Sign Language (BSL)

 - Stephen Fry

‘Extraordinarily entertaining’The Guardian

‘Poignant and vibrantly instructing [about] the healing power of art and the right of everyone to access it without fear’ - Scotsman

‘A properly joyous thing, funny, informative, and eloquent about the need for theatre to be more accessible to everyone.’ - The Stage

Total Theatre Award Winner 2014

Supported by Unlimited, Graeae & BAC. This tour is presented by house.

Co-Creators – Jess Thom, Jess Mabel Jones Matthew Pountney
Produced by Jolie Booth and Matthew Pountney.


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Tickets via Tickets Oxford

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01865 305305

or in person at the Oxford Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street


Warning: 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 people may find offensive.

Duration: 1 hour.