Monthly Archives: August 2015

“Sacks of Insight.”

When I was about twenty my flatmate, Laura, read a book called ‘The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat’ by neurologist and writer Dr Oliver Sacks. When she finished it she suggested I should … read more

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Bouncing BIBL

Northern Ireland’s Bounce! Arts festival runs from September 3rd – 6th, offering incredible music, theatre, comedy, circus, poetry, photography and dance from some of the UK and Ireland’s top disabled and deaf artists.

Backstage in Biscuit Land will be on … read more

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Biscuit Land’s Last Night In Edinburgh

Tonight we welcomed our last Edinburgh audience into Biscuit Land. It was an amazing show – in the first few minutes Teddy Ruxpin got run over on my command by Euan of brilliant Euan’s Guide fame, I bit the magpie … read more

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A Break From The Fringe

This morning I was a woman on a mission. Before our performance of Backstage In Biscuit Land at 5pm I needed to find a new set of wheels, my own wheelchair having suffered a catastrophic injury in an Edinburgh drainread more

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RIP Wheelchair

I woke feeling strangely tense and have felt the same almost all day. There was no particular reason for it and it made me gloomy and irritable. But this evening something happened that broke this feeling – but it also … read more

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Educating the Educators

A few weeks ago I read an incredible blog post by Sophia, a young woman with Tourettes, on the ten things she’d like you to know about the condtion.

I thought it was brilliant, so I asked Sophia if she’d … read more

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Abnormal Antics

I’ve just come off stage after my first ever stand-up comedy gig. This is daunting enough for anyone at the best of times, but thanks to my tics I never know what I’m about to say next. There’s an element … read more

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Abnormal Activity

Celebrating their 10th anniversary, this year Abnormally Funny People return to Edinburgh with a new show featuring different comedians every night. Each performance will feature incredible stand-up with a sprinkling of singing and improv.

This will be my first stand-up … read more

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Porker Stalker

Thanks to Poppy at one end and Chopin at the other, Leftwing Idiot and I have made it safely to Edinburgh. Leaving a scorching London this morning we were very soon reminded that it’s much colder up north.

We’ve settled … read more


BIBL Back in Scotland

The award-winning Backstage in Biscuit Returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for a very special week-long run as part of the British Council and IF platform showcases. Shows run every day at the Pleasance Courtyard from Monday 24th – Sunday 30th … read more

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