Monday March 6, 2017
Sydney Opera House
Language/ Cultural Consultant
Jess Thom finds going to the theatre difficult. So would you if your Tourette’s had you saying words like ‘biscuit’ 16,000 times a day. Her solution? Take to the stage instead.
Backstage in Biscuit Land is a comedic tour de force that mines Thom’s unique neurology-and the tics it produces-to take you deep inside the rabbit hole of a much-misunderstood condition. This two-woman show weaves comedy, puppetry and singing to explore things you never knew would make you laugh!
As unpredictable as she is enlightening, Jess is proof that creativity doesn’t stick to the script.
Jess is one of the 10% of people with Tourettes Syndrome who has swearing tics, so in addition to some adult content and language, the show may also include the involuntary use of words that some audiences may find offensive.
Presented in partnership with All About Women Festival 2017.