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Stop Talking And Start Relaxing

Joyce was supporting me today and we got chatting about theatre. She’s not a regular-theatre goer but she did come to the Brewing In The Basement cabaret night we held at The Barbican Centre last November.

Joyce, who’s Jamaican, said … read more

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Bed Rails and Bryson

A few months ago I wrote about how much I’d been enjoying listening to writer Bill Bryson’s adventures as I went to sleep. My chronic pain over the last couple of years has been having an increasing impact on … read more

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Beckett and Biscuits

It’s Sunday, I’m lying in bed, and I woke with the first light creeping in around the edges of my bedroom blind. A moment ago I pulled it up to let the light fill the room. Then I sank back … read more

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Babies, Bodies, Biscuits

In one week’s time our production of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Not I’ opens at Battersea Arts Centre in London. We’ve been in rehearsals this week and it’s been great getting back into the play. I’ve particularly enjoyed rehearsing with Charmaine, our … read more

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Devoted, Disgruntled, Invigorated

In January 2014 I was having a tough time. I’d recently developed dystonia in my hands, which made it hard for me to use them. I had to learn to do things in new ways, like pulling my trousers up read more

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Not Complex At All

Earlier today Leftwing Idiot sent me a photo of a poster for an event taking place near the castle. He’d noticed it because it used language commonly associated with disability, ‘Complex Needs’, and had the tagline ‘A Christmas party for … read more

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Shakespeare’s Globe - The Remix

Back in September we teamed up with artist and researcher Will Renel from the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design to run a weekend of creative collaboration called Remixing the Globe. The workshop was for young adults with Tourettes and explored … read more

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Four Years, Two Tics and Thirty Christmases

Touretteshero’s had a birthday party in the past, and has delivered lots of events, but we’ve never had a team party before, and that’s because until recently we were mainly just a team of two, Leftwing Idiot and me.… read more

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A Monument To Moments

Two weeks ago we took over of the Barbican Centre’s Pit Theatre and surrounding spaces for two days and a night. I’ve written a detailed account of the event – Brewing in the Basement – and Guardian theatre critic Lyn … read more

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The Barbican Got Brewed!

It wouldn’t take a very detailed reading of this blog to discover that I haven’t been very well for the last few months. I’ve been adjusting to life with chronic pain, nausea and fatigue. It doesn’t sound like … read more

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