Touretteshero (UK)

Backstage in Biscuit Land

Thursday June 2 8:30pm
Saturday June 4 4:00pm
Sunday June 5 7:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission

Southside Theater
Tickets: General Admission
$20 in advance, $25 at door

All Touretteshero's performances are relaxed. This means you’re welcome to make noise during the show. This adds a whole new dimension, which is why Touretteshero calls it 'Extra Live’.


Funded in part by the British Council, the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Jess Thom, Jess Mabel Jones,
Matthew Pountney
Produced by
Jolie Booth and Matthew Pountney
Designed by
Poppy Harris
Supported by
Unlimited, Graeae &
Battersea Arts Centre


Jess Thom has Tourette’s syndrome, 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 share with the world. Accompanied by her assistant Chopin, Jess weaves comedy, puppetry, singing, and incredible tics to explore spontaneity, creativity, disability, and things you never knew could make you laugh.

Languge 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 audiences may find offensive.




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