Inspiring People: Jess Thom

Please note: The North Wall and Touretteshero have taken the decision to cancel this event due to concerns about company members’ health and well-being. All ticket-holders will be issued with a full refund.

Artist, writer and activist Jess Thom has Tourettes syndrome, a neurological condition that means she makes movements and noises she can’t control, called tics. In 2010 she co-founded Touretteshero as a creative response to her experiences, and toured the world with her multi-award-winning stage show, Backstage in Biscuit Land.

Join us for a screening of the 2018 documentary, Me, My Mouth and I, part of BBC Two’s Performance Live strand. Exploring Jess Thom’s funny and unpredictable journey of discovery into one of Samuel Beckett’s most complex plays, Not I, the film asks us to reconsider issues of representation and social exclusion as she prepares to perform the role of ‘Mouth’ in front of a live theatre audience. The screening with be followed by a Q & A with Jess herself.

Touretteshero presents Not I at The North Wall from 18 – 21 March.

About Inspiring People

The Inspiring People series is a joint venture between The North Wall and our principal sponsor, St Edward’s School. Our organisation both have a mission to educate and inspire and our hope is that this series will do just that: half of all tickets are offered free to local schools

Inspiring People: Jess Thom

Cancelled 17 March 2020 - 7:30 pm

Full Price: £10
Students: £5
Free for school groups

Extra information

Free tickets are offered to schools for all Inspiring People talks. If you’re a teacher interested in bringing a school group, contact our participation officer Abie Walton on

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