Touretteshero, The Old Courts and the Collaborative Touring Network Present
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.
PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS WORK
“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
Burnt Out In Biscuit Land is touring England with the Collaborative Touring Network from late April to early July 2023.
Premiering at Bridlington Spa, 26-27 April 2023, in partnership with our CTN partner ARCADE, the show will then tour across the network to the following towns and cities in 2023:
Tickets for Bridlington are on sale now. Tickets for the tour will be available soon. Check ctn.org.uk and follow @theoldcourts for updates.
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.
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.
ABOUT THE COLLABORATIVE TOURING NETWORK
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.
Image Credit: Ro Murphy