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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. Charmaine is on the left of the image. She is wearing a knitted green balaclava and blue knitted snood. Chopin is on the right of the image. She is wearing a red and orange knitted balaclava. She is tugging the top of the stab vest with her left hand. Jess is in the centre of the image between Charmaine and Chopin and is staring straight at the camera.  She is wearing a blue and pink knitted balaclava.
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. Jess, a white woman with curly brown hair is in the centre of the image. Her mouth is open and she is looking upwards as she shouts. Charmaine, a light skinned black woman of mixed heritage, is behind Jess to the left of the image. She is wearing a green knitted snood and is looking into the distance with an expression of extreme frustration. Chopin, a white person with long dark brown curly hair and a fringe. She has both of her eyes closed and her mouth is open as she shouts with her head tilted upwards.

Photo Credit: Ro Murphy

Burnt Out In Biscuit Land

Presented by Touretteshero, The Old Courts and the Collaborative Touring Network, In association with GL4

📅 Friday 12th & Saturday 13th May 2023

📌 The Redwell Centre
🎟 £1.00-£20.00 - Pay What You Like
⌚ 7.00pm
Age guidance: 14+

What to expect

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.

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).

The performance on Friday 12th May will be BSL interpreted. All live elements of the show will be interpreted. The film will not be interpreted, but is captioned.

Tickets are pay what you like. They're set to £3 however you can opt to pay from £1 upwards. If you purchase a £20 supporters ticket, this enables a resident in the community to come and see the show for free.

  • Free personal assistant/essential support tickets are available. 

  • There is also an option to book a wheelchair/mobility aid ticket. 

  • There is a maximum number of 10 wheelchair and or mobility aid user tickets for this event. Please select this ticket type if it applies to you when purchasing a ticket.

Check out the trailer for Burnt Out in Biscuit land👉

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.



The Redwell Centre
Redwell Road

Check out a video of how to get to The Redwell Centre via bus from Gloucester City Centre.

Audience Information

All performances of Burnt Out In Biscuit Land are Relaxed. This means there is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement in the performance space. Latecomers will be welcomed, and people are free to leave the performance space and return at any time. No changes are made to the lights and sound. There will be a variety of seating options available.

SHOW TIME: 7.00pm

Burnt Out In Biscuit Land will be approximately 75 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. For a full list of the content, click the button here:

Venue Accessibility Information

  • This venue has Ground floor level access with no limits on mobility aids 

  • Ramped entrance

  • 1x roomy accessible toilet with height adjusting changing bed and overhead hoist (no slings available) 

  • 2 x gender neutral non accessible cubicle toilets

  • 1 x gender neutral accessible toilet 

  • Car park to front of venue

  • Free on-street parking nearby

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


📞 07707989802

🏢 79a Matson Avenue, Matson, Gloucester, GL4 6LL

We are contactable between the hours of Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm. 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:


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

Here are some documents that you may find useful about Burnt Out In Biscuit Land. Please let us know if you would like a copy of these.















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.

We will be working with local disabled artist Jade Fisher. Jade is an award-winning portrait and fashion photographer. Her photographic studies focuses on creating conversations around diversity and inclusion. To see her work visit her website here

To read about all the artists involved, visit The Old Courts website here

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.

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