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Backstage In Biscuit Land (Touretteshero)

By | Published on Tuesday 12 August 2014

‘Backstage in Biscuit Land’ could so easily have felt like a Victorian freak show come see the ticking woman but is actually a funny, moving and fascinating insight into Tourette’s syndrome. Written and performed by Jess Thom author of the Tourette’s Hero blog it shows us how the disorder can be a hilarious creative force, mixing tic-inspired surreal comedy with heartfelt, real life tales. With a warm, open presence, Thom gives us all permission to accept and enjoy her tics as part of her and her life, resulting in unrestrained, unpredictable hilarity while also challenging society’s exclusion of those different from the norm. Joyful and meaningful, ‘Backstage in Biscuit Land’ is worth an hour of anyone’s time.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 16 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Andrew Bell]