Daytrippers were thrilled to support our friends at Touretteshero with their takeover of the Tate Exchange for Adventures in Biscuit Land – a three day interactive event for disabled and non-disabled children that ran from 24th-26th of March 2017.
Previous Touretteshero shows have been described by The Stage website as ‘a celebration of neurodiversity and the poetic energy of Tourette’s’ and by The Guardian as ‘extraordinarily entertaining…an adventure in every way’. We were hugely excited to see what Jess Thom and Matthew Pountney would do with their takeover of the Tate Exchange, located in the new Switch House building just behind the iconic Tate Modern art gallery.
Children and young people with and without disabilities were invited to unleash their imagination and immerse themselves in the surreal, inclusive world of Biscuit Land…
The show contained puppetry, singing, tics, and unsurprisingly, biscuits. Touretteshero transformed the huge space into a wonderland of colour and discovery, featuring a game show called “Fingers on the Buzzard”, a boutique biscuit stall, an indoor garden complete with a pond, and a 10ft Jammy Dodger which doubled up as a stage.
As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting the work of Jess Thom and Matthew Pountney, Daytrippers is proud to provide funding to enable Touretteshero to continue bringing its message of inclusivity to a large and growing audience. More information about Daytrippers’ longstanding relationship with Touretteshero can be found here.