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.

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

All performances are relaxed. This means you’re welcome to move around and make noise during the show. This adds a whole new dimension, which is why Touretteshero likes to call it ‘Extra Live’.

School group bookings: Please call 01234 362269 to reserve or email



“Extraordinarily entertaining”


Date: Tuesday 22 March 2016
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: The Quarry Theatre
Cost: £12 (£10 concessions)

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01234 362337

Running Time: 60mins
Age Suitability: 14yrs +
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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 people may find offensive.

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