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Plays & musicals

Backstage in Biscuit Land - Melbourne Festival

03 96 624 242

12 - 16 Oct 2016

Writers and Devisors: Jess Thom, Jess Mabel Jones & Matthew Pountney

Jess 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.

Content: Melbourne Festival

Price & booking


Type Entry cost
$25.00 - $49.00

More info

  • Bar
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Public toilet
  • Restaurant - licensed

  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
  • Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision