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Writers and Devisors: Jess Thom, Jess Mabel Jones & Matthew PountneyJess 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.Along the way you might encounter penguin gangbangs and squirrel knickers, but it’s hard to be sure when your star is neurologically wired to wander into associative absurdity. As unpredictable as she is enlightening, joyous to watch even when what she comes out with is at times shocking, Thom is proof that creativity doesn’t stick to the script.Find out more information on relaxed performances at the Melbourne Festival website.