Inventions & Interventions

Pride, Shame and Independence

It’s American Independence Day today and it’s strangely appropriate that I’ve had my personal budget review this morning. My personal budget is the amount of money I get from my Local Authority Social Work team to pay for the support … read more

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Custom Hamster Bottle

A few minutes before our show opened this afternoon I realised in a sudden panic that I’d left my water bottle back at the hotel. It can get hot under the stage lights and I always like to have water … read more

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Straw Orientated Solution

I’ve written a few times about unusual everyday items that have come to my rescue in times of crisis – socks and the humble drinking straw feature highly amongst them. Today, once again, straws came to the rescue.

When we … read more

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Restroom Observations

We’re in the USA with our show Backstage In Biscuit Land, and one of the most interesting things about travelling is experiencing different ways of doing things. Often it’s the differences in the most routine and familiar aspects of … read more

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Challenging Work in Accessible Spaces

Almost a year ago I took part in a writers group at the Royal Court Theatre. One of the highlights was meeting other writers and theatre makers. Among them was Jessica Latowicki, one half of the theatre company Made In read more

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“Radiator, Dress Your Pipes With Rainbow Stripes”

A couple of weeks ago I had a ‘ticcing fit’ in the hallway of the castle that left a nasty impression on me.

During the fit my arm pressed against a hot radiator pipe. Because I couldn’t move I quickly … read more

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New Dimensions To Biscuit Land

I’ve just come off stage after a phenomenal show to a packed house at the Norwich Playhouse. As always the wonderful Chopin was there with me, but tonight British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter Martin (my tics initially introduced him as … read more

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The Making Of The Super Van

Yesterday we revealed our brilliant new Touretteshero van. Over a million people have already viewed the video showing my reaction the first time I saw it.

Until I watched this video I had no idea what the van had … read more

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The Tourettes-mobile

Back in February I gave a talk at 5×15 in Bristol, an event that brought together an eclectic mix of speakers. It was a fascinating evening and it got me thinking about loads of new ideas. The following day … read more

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Relaxed Performances - The FAQs

We’re currently out on tour and ensuring that we give the right welcome to all audience members is very important to us. That’s why every performance of Backstage In Biscuit Land is ‘relaxed’. I thought it might be useful to … read more

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