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Image 1: Three people stare directly at the camera and are each wearing different coloured, knitted balaclavas where only their eyes and mouths are exposed. They are all wearing black stab vests with the words ‘NO DNR’ stencilled onto the vests in white paint.
Image 2: Three people shout in different directions with varying exaggerated expressions of rage, confusion and anticipation. They are all wearing black stab vests with the words ‘NO DNR’ stencilled onto the vests in white paint. 

Photo Credit: Ro Murphy


A show by disabled people about our right to exist.

While the world outside is in chaos, three neurodiverse inhabitants of an apocalyptic bunker are doing their best to survive.

Blending film, live performance and conversation, Touretteshero’s funny, surreal and moving show explores resistance and joy in the face of a crisis.

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

Jess Thom on what to expect from the show:

"Biscuits! You can expect lots of biscuits and some ridiculously catchy songs. Moments of rage, moments of joy, laughter and connection. Expect to be in a space that celebrates disability culture, neurodiversity and difference."

All performances will be live streamed, so you can experience the show at the venue, or online. You can book tickets for the in person and live streamed shows by clicking the links below.

Alternatively, you can ring Bridlington Spa Box Office directly on; 01262 678258


"Funny, utterly joyous, artful and political too.” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian, Review of Touretteshero’s Brewing in the Basement

"Cathartic, inclusive and political”  Natasha Tripney, The Stage, Review of Touretteshero’s Not I by Samuel Beckett

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 their cultural practice.


All performances will be relaxed, captioned in English and will have audio description built in. The Wednesday evening performance will be BSL interpreted. There will also be COVID related access provisions in place.

Bridlington Spa is a wheelchair accessible venue. The show will take place in the Royal Hall with a limited audience capacity. An unreserved seating arrangement will be available therefore wheelchair users can book their tickets online.

If you have any access enquiries for the tour, please contact; Alternatively, you can call; 01942 929 457 (Mon – Weds, 10am-4pm).



Presented by BAFTA nominated company, Touretteshero,
The Old Courts and the Collaborative Touring Network

By Touretteshero
In association with ARCADE

7pm26 & 27 April 2023

Bridlington Spa

Pay What You Can Tickets: Book Below

Age guidance: 14+


14+ contains strong language and adult themes.


Burnt Out In Biscuit Land will be approximately 90-100 minutes long. 


Co-writers: Jess Mabel Jones, Ria Parry, Matthew Pountney, Jess Thom and Charmaine Wombwell

Co-directors: Ria Parry and Matthew Pountney

Performers: Jess Mabel Jones, Jess Thom and Charmaine Wombwell

Designer: Ben Pacey

Producer: Rosie Scudder

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Photo Credit: Ro Murphy

Photo Credit: Ro Murphy

Image Description:
Image 1: Jess Thom, a white woman with short curly brown hair and dimples. She is wearing a black hoodie with a black stab vest over it. The stab vest has the words ‘NO DNR’ stencilled onto it in white paint with striking lettering. She is looking directly into the camera with a neutral expression.
Image 2: Charmaine, a light skinned black woman of mixed heritage. She is wearing a black hoodie and has her hood up and is wearing a black stab vest over this that has the words ‘NO DNR’ stencilled onto it in white paint. She is wearing a green and blue knitted snood. She is looking directly into the camera and has an expression of focussed concern.

Image 3: Chopin, a white person with long dark brown curly hair and a fringe. She is wearing a grey long sleeve top with black stab vest over it that has the words ‘NO DNR’ stencilled onto it in white paint. She is looking directly into the camera and is clutching the collar of her stab vest with her right hand.



Project supported by public funding through Arts Council England.

Woollen costume pieces handmade by Charmaine Wombwell. Costume customisation by Mydei Maf. ‘The Pledge’ banner handmade by Julienne Hanson. 

With thanks to National Theatre Studio, and National Theatre Costume Department. 


Bridlington Spa and East Riding Council

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


Together, we have been running a national micro-commissioning opportunity for disabled artists based in 8 towns and cities across the Collaborative Touring Network. More information about these micro-commissions and the artists we have been working with will be shared in April 2023.



The Collaborative Touring Network is on a long-term, collective mission to make our towns and cities better places to be through arts and culture. The network is led by The Old Courts (Wigan), and includes Doorstep Arts (Torbay), Jumped Up  (Peterborough), Looping the Loop (Thanet), ARCADE (Scarborough & Bridlington), GL4 (Gloucester), Mind the Gap (Bradford) and Restoke (Stoke-on-Trent).


The Collaborative Touring Network is supported using public funding by Arts Council England, and by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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