An inspirational and hilarious character, Jess Thom, has Tourettes, a condition that makes her say 'biscuit' 16,000 times a day. Jess has had tics since she was a child but wasn’t diagnosed with Tourettes until she was in her twenties. With some encouragement from her friends, Jess decided to turn her tics into a source of imaginative creativity.
Her unusual neurology gives her a unique perspective on life; one she's unleashed on the world as her alter ego Touretteshero, to celebrate the fun and creativity of her condition and with the stated aim of changing the world – one tic at a time.
On 1st May she is coming to Thanet to perform her riotously entertaining show, Backstage In Biscuit Land, along with the show's co-creator, performer and puppeteer, Jess Mabel Jones, at Pie Factory Music in Ramsgate, during Looping the Loop Festival.
Without a doubt this show will be one of the highlights of the Festival as a whole and is one not to miss. There are two performances, an afternoon matinee and evening show. The later performance will be British Sigh Language interpreted and include a post show talk.
This two-woman solo show has been described by Stephen Fry as delightful and weaves comedy, puppetry, singing, and incredible tics to explore spontaneity, creativity, disability, and things you never knew would make you laugh.
Geranium bashing, lamp posts living off the state and penguin gangbangs 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.
Warnings: 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.
Backstage in Biscuit Land by Touretteshero is at
Pie Factory Music on 1st May 2016, at 2pm and 7:30pm,
as part of Looping the Loop Festival
Pie Factory Music, Concorde Youth Centre, Ramsgate, CT11 0QG
Run time:60 mins no interval
Co-Creators - Jess Thom, Jess Mabel Jones, Matthew Pountney
Produced by Jolie Booth and Matthew Pountney
The show is supported by Unlimited, Graeae & Battersea Arts Centre
You can read Jess' blog at www.touretteshero.com