Stephen Catling: Beehavioural Problems: Something Something Autism.

#FindYour Funny, Weird, Talent

The Edinburgh Fringe 2023 cult hit returns to Brighton Fringe: Tired of being treated like an animal at work because of their autism, this award-winning (Keep it fringe 2023) clown becomes the animal in various skits & bits including dog holy communion, crab communication, sexy bees along with reflections on the autistic experience and dealing with the struggles that this brings in a world that claims it doesn't want people to BEE themselves. Stephen will bring you into the neurodiverse point of view (for Neurotypicals and Neurodiverse alike).

Warning the show does not feature as many bees as the title implies; this is not a show on bees also the show is more about SHOWING autism than just talking about it.

"Catling dares to do what many autistic individuals are taught to avoid at all costs: fully unmask... Pushes the boundaries of the sympathetic theatrical response by bringing audience members into the neurodiverse thought process." - Playbill
"Magnificently irreverent...charming and utterly bonkers." - The Review hub

A rising star of the UK circuit with multiple accolades including:

Finalist in Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year finalist (2023) & Stand-up for Cider Finalist (2023)
Shortlisted for: BBC New Comedy Award (2023)
Malcolm Hardee Award (for comic originality) (2023)
Actually, autistic excellence award (2023)
The Luke Rollason Memorial Bursary Award (2023)
Recommended by British Comedy Guide (2023) & BN1 Magazines pick of the Brighton Fringe (2023)


A delectable, messy and wild amuse-bouche of zany absurdist comedy.

- The Crumb, ★★★★★

Neurodiverse Review

- His absurdist performance is a joy and a masterclass in play., ★★★★

Bonkers show

- LondonTheatre1, ★★★★

Company: Stephen Catling

Genre: Comedy

Duration: 60 mins

Venues: The Rotunda Theatre: Squeak

Venue Accessibility:

Assistance Dogs Welcome Assistance Dogs Welcome

Wheelchair Accessible Wheelchair Accessible

Age suitability:
18+ (Guideline)

Babes in Arms policy:
Under 2's are not allowed at this event.

Content Warnings:

 Audience Interaction Audience Interaction

 Strong Language Strong Language

 Loud Noises Loud Noises

 References to Mental Illness References to Mental Illness

 References to Suicide/Self Harm References to Suicide/Self Harm

 Depictions and references to Violence Depictions and references to Violence

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May 18, 2024


The Rotunda Theatre: Squeak

Standard: £12

Conc: £10

May 25, 2024


The Rotunda Theatre: Squeak

Standard: £12

Conc: £10


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