Me, My Mouth And I

  • Free
  • Screening
  • Speech-to-text
  • Audio described
  • Relaxed
Jess Thom performing on a stage with a BSL interpreter, Charmaine Wombwell. The backdrop is black. Jess and Charmaine are both wearing black and are in front of an audience.
Not I. © Image by James Lyndsay.

Watch ‘Me, My Mouth and I’ and reconsider issues of disability, representation and social exclusion through artist Jess Thom’s funny and moving journey as she prepares for her role as Mouth in Samuel Beckett’s short play ‘Not I’.

This 58-minute film screening will be followed by a conversation with Jess and guests. There will be chance to ask your questions too.

The film will have embedded audio description and will be captioned. The conversation will have speech-to-text transcription and the speakers will audio describe themselves.

About your contributors

Headshot of Ria Parry

Ria Parry


Ria Parry is Co-Director of The North Wall Arts Centre in Oxford and Creative Associate on Touretteshero’s production of Not I by Samuel Beckett. As a director, Ria has won three Scotsman Fringe First Awards for E8 by Marika Mckennell, Mad About The Boy by Gbolahan Obisesan, and Crush by Paul Charlton. She was awarded the Leverhulme Bursary for Emerging Directors in 2010, becoming Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio.

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Deborah Williams


Deborah Williams has served as Diversity Manager for the British Film Institute where she designed the BFI Diversity Standards, that have been adopted by Film4 and BAFTA. She is also a mentor for disabled women in the arts and directed a piece by young, disabled artists for the Ubumuntu Arts Festival.

Black and white, head and shoulders portrait of Jess Thom.

Jess Thom


Artist, activist and part-time superhero, Jess Thom co-founded Touretteshero in 2010 as a creative response to her experience of living with Tourette’s syndrome. She has written in the mainstream and disability press, including the Guardian, the Observer and Disability Now, and has been a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Henry Wellcome Auditorium. To get there, take the stairs or the lift down to level –1. The auditorium is fitted with a hearing loop.

Relaxed event

This is a relaxed event, which means that if you need to, you are welcome to move around and make noise at any time.

First come, first served

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee a place on the day. Doors usually open 15 minutes before an event starts and we advise arriving before the scheduled start time to claim a place. We hold some spaces for people with access requirements. If you have any access requests or requirements, email us at or call 020 7611 2222.


This event will have live speech-to-text transcription for visitors who are D/deaf or hard of hearing. If you would like to come along, email us at or call 020 7611 2222.

Audio described

This event will be audio described for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Places are free but very limited. If you would like to come along, email or call 020 7611 2222.

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