Backstage In Biscuit Land

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.


‘Delightful’  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


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.

Tour Dates

Date Time Venue Booking Information
15/03/2016 7.30pm - 8.30pm Farnham Maltings
16/03/2016 - 17/03/2016 8.00pm - 9.00pm The Marlowe
23/03/2016 7.30pm - 8.30pm
24/03/2016 7.45pm - 8.45pm The Theatre, Chipping Norton
26/03/2016 7.45pm - 8.45pm New Wolsey Theatre
30/03/2016 7.45pm - 8.45pm Hertford Theatre
31/03/2016 7.30pm - 8.30pm Thameside Theatre
01/04/2016 8.00pm - 9.00pm Colchester Arts Centre
02/04/2016 7.30pm - 8.30pm Norwich Playhouse
05/04/2016 7.30pm - 8.30pm Old Fire Station, Oxford
06/04/2016 7.30pm - 8.30pm Ashcroft Arts Centre
07/04/2016 8.00pm - 9.00pm The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre
08/04/2016 7.30pm - 8.30pm Cornerstone
09/04/2016 8.00pm - 9.00pm South Street Arts Centre
12/04/2016 The Junction
13/04/2016 7.30pm - 8.30pm Dorchester Arts
14/04/2016 7.30pm - 8.30pm The Point, Eastleigh
15/04/2016 - 16/04/2016 7.30pm - 8.30pm artsdepot
19/04/2016 8.00pm - 9.00pm Harlow Playhouse