Touretteshero: Burnt Out In Biscuit Land

Touretteshero: Burnt Out In Biscuit Land

Wed 14 – Thu 15 Jun

A show by disabled people about our right to exist.

While the world outside is in chaos, three neurodiverse inhabitants of an apocalyptic bunker grapple with questions of isolation, resistance, and joy. A live experience blending live performance, film and conversation.

The follow up to their smash-hit productions ‘Backstage in Biscuit Land’ and ‘Not I’ by Samuel Beckett Touretteshero’s latest show blends live performance and film, featuring writer, artist, and activist Jess Thom.

All performances will be relaxed, captioned in English, and will have audio description built in. The performance on Wednesday 14th of June will be BSL interpreted. All live elements of the show will be interpreted. The film will not be interpreted but is captioned.

All performances will be livestreamed, so you can either experience the show in person, or online if you would like to (everybody will be sent the live stream link on the day in case you can no longer attend).

If you would prefer to purchase a ticket to the livestream you can do so here:

Burnt Out In Biscuit Land Livestream

About Touretteshero

Founded in 2010, Touretteshero is a disabled-led arts organisation. Using Tourettes syndrome as a catalyst, our mission is to create an inclusive and socially just world for disabled and non-disabled people through our cultural practice.

Micro Commission with Unlimited

As part of this project, Jumped Up Theatre are partnering with arts commissioning body Unlimited. Unlimited commission extraordinary work from disabled artists that will change and challenge the world.

The event will include the premiere of a new piece of work by local artist Jenna Unwin

Jenna is a self-identifying neurodiverse dance and theatre artist based in the rural East of England. She is a trained Contemporary dancer with dyspraxia; a neurotype which affects memory, coordination, cognitive processing and movements.

For this micro-commission, Jenna is exploring identity, isolation, feminism, failure and triumph, through self-reflection and connecting with others. She is interviewing local people about their life experiences that have tested them, changed them and helped form them.

Jenna is creatively telling these stories through movement, text, choreography and film together in a truly dyspraxic fashion. A collection of voices told through one body. An extreme metamorphosis.

Audience Information

PRE-SHOW: 6.00pm in the main foyer of the Key Theatre. There will be a DJ, a range of seating and the bar will be open.

SHOW TIME: 7.00pm

Burnt Out In Biscuit Land will be approximately 90 minutes long. This is a live experience blending a live performance, film and conversation.

​Age guidance: 14+

The show contains strong language and adult themes.

Please note the entrance for Burnt Out in Biscuit Land will be the side door ramp to the Studio theatre, it will be well signposted and you will be greeted by volunteers.

The Key Theatre is a wheelchair accessible venue. The show will take place in the Studio with a limited audience capacity. An unreserved seating arrangement will be available therefore wheelchair users can book their tickets online. There is a maximum number of 10 wheelchairs and or mobility aid user tickets for this event. Please select this ticket type if it applies to you when purchasing a ticket.

All performances will be relaxed, captioned in English, and will have audio description built in. The performance on Wednesday the 14th of June will also be BSL interpreted. These events will be live streamed, so you can either experience the show at the venue, or online.

Venue Accessibility Information

  • This venue can be accessed via a gentle ramp or wheelchair lift.
  • There is a limit of 10 mobility aid users in the Key Theatre
  • 1x accessible toilet on the ground floor
  • Car park to front of the venue

Here are some documents that you may find useful about Burnt Out In Biscuit Land:

If you would like to discuss any other access requirements please contact us at


Phone: 07415680947

We are contactable between the hours of Tuesday-Thursday 9am-5pm. Please feel free to send an email, text or leave a voice message and we will respond between these hours.

​If you have any general access requirements about the Burnt Out In Biscuit Land tour please contact:


Phone 01942 929 457 (Mon – Weds, 10am-4pm)

Livestream Information

A pre-show email will be sent to all bookers for the event. This pre-show email will include the link to the live stream. This means that if any booker decides on the day that they would prefer to watch the show online, they will have the link they need to do that and will not need to contact the box office.

You will need to purchase your ticket by 3pm on the day of your chosen event to receive this email.

Cast & Creatives

With performances by Jess Thom, Jess Mabel Jones and Charmaine Wombwell.

Co-directed by Ria Parry and Matthew Pountney.

Co-written by Jess Thom, Matthew Pountney, Ria Parry, Jess Mabel Jones and Charmaine Wombwell.

Designed by Ben Pacey.

Technical stage management by Erik Perera.

Produced by Rosie Scudder.

Supported by public funding through Arts Council England.


Supported by public funding through Arts Council England.

Burnt Out In Biscuit Land was developed with the support of the National Theatre’s Generate programme.

Woollen costume pieces handmade by Charmaine Wombwell.

Costume customisation by Mydei Maf.

‘The Pledge’ banner was handmade by Julienne Hanson.

With thanks to Liz Honeybone and the Costume & Textile Team at the National Theatre.