Beehavioural Problems: Something Something Autism

Comedy (alternative comedy, absurdist)

  • theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Theatre 2
  • 23:15
  • Aug 26
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 18+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Stephen Catling
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes including ableism, suicidal thoughts and references to violence, Strong language/swearing
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


He who makes a bee-ast of himself gets rid of the pain of bee-ing a man. Stephen Catling brings you his new surrealist escapade, droning on about work as an autistic person and dealing with the struggles that this brings in a world that (despite what it claims) doesn't want people to "bee" themselves, while bumbling between other animal-based sketches. Finalist: Stand-Up for Cider 2023. Semi-finalist: South Coast Comedian of the Year and Chortle Student Comedy awards 2022. Shortlisted for the Luke Rollason Memorial Bursary 2023.

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Ryan C 44 days ago

This show was one of my highlights of the Fringe this year. Hilarious stand up delivered with heart and irreverence by Stephen who shows instead of tells his story to those who are lucky enough to get a ticket. Take a punt on this one, it's well worth it!

Sammy Paul 44 days ago

I haven’t laughed this hard in a good while. Balls to the wall. All or nothing. I’m so tired of stagnant, over-rehearsed comedy wherein the mechanics of each joke are so self evident and pedestrian. This show risks something, flirts with failure yet emerges triumphant - all with a very kind spirit. A truly stupid work of GENIUS.

Rabiah Coon 46 days ago

Stephen has such a unique and compelling way of telling his story and the conclusion is worth it as the show culminates in both message and spectacle.

Declan 'TéléDex-BaBrBo' Bracewell 47 days ago

Absolute controlled chaos and hilarious observations, and I learnt that you can eat Petits Filous with cocktail sticks.

Tom 49 days ago

This show is utterly wild, messy, chaotic and honest. Stephen is an intelligent and quick witted host who has the courage to both embrace his quirks, and Bee open & vulnerable.

Highly recommended.

Helen Green 49 days ago

Stephen is impossible to describe, so it's best you just buy a ticket. You'll laugh, you'll learn, you'll wonder what the heck is happening but you'll like how it makes you feel. It's a wild, yet personal, ride that I'd happily stay on board for longer.

Matt Davidson 50 days ago

Buzzing with anticipation whilst I waited for this show to start, it certainly delivered. A fascinating expose of the trials and tribulations of the neuro-diverse mind whilst delivering surreal absurdity. Quite brilliant, not for the squeamish.

Neil Long 54 days ago

Wow, how many descriptives… absurd, surreal, highly visual, random, messy - I never knew how hard it could be to “Bee” yourself.

And under all the meleé of descriptives very intelligent and outrageously funny.

Now bee a good person and go see it for the buzz.

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Playbill 37 days ago

Pushes the boundaries of the sympathetic theatrical response by bringing audience members into the neurodiverse thought process.

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LondonTheatre1 (4/5 stars) 42 days ago

best enjoyed with an open mind and open heart

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The Crumb (5/5 stars) 45 days ago

This is a show that has to bee seen to bee beelieved, and I strongly recommend you pick up a ticket to some late night silliness.

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Neurodiverse Review (4/5 stars) 46 days ago

His absurdist performance is a joy and a masterclass in play.

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