Eccentrics Unite! The Guerilla Autistics and Neurodiverse Show – Year Nine

Spoken Word (neurodiversity-led, comedy)

  • Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 - The Alcove
  • 13:00
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Paul Wady and Eccentric guests from the Edinburgh Fringe
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
Venue Age Restriction: Under 18s allowed if accompanied by an adult


Quentin Crisp! Florence Jenkins! Einstein! Patricia Highsmith! William McGonagall! Through the centuries, secret Neurodivergent or Autistic people have found respect and love in the world whilst refusing to socially conform. Championing relatively bizarre beliefs and actions, arch Eccentric Paul Wady and Eccentric guests will show you how to embrace your inner Eccentric and be free. A celebration of how to enjoy good mental health whilst not compromising your obsessions, urges and true self. Year nine of the Guerilla Autistics show exposes those of who hid in plain sight.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: There is level access from the bar and cowgate entrance
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 3 August, 4 August, 5 August, 6 August, 20 August, 27 August, 8 August, 9 August, 10 August, 11 August, 12 August, 19 August, 18 August, 17 August, 16 August, 15 August, 13 August, 22 August, 23 August, 24 August, 25 August, 26 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Additional information: As I am autistic and the show empowers people to be eccentric, the space is as always NeuroDivergent friendly. People can be themselves however they want provided it does not foul up the running of the event.

Be aware that this show features:

  • Performer goes into audience area
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Permission to engage with performer

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Harry Johnson 102 days ago

Excellent examples of neurodivergent people moving through a neurotypical world without masking. A fun, enjoyable and informative show, and Paul did a great job of making it a comfortable environment to just be neurodivergent in.

Jenny 108 days ago

Bring to life some amazing life choices, and McGonnagall's innocent good intentions and sense of self-parody. So there is adaptation and survival in there too. This is not one of those medical shows, this is memorable lives, often in eras seeming to lack opportunity so to be, who will make you think.

Tom 114 days ago

This show is a beautiful example of an Autistic personality (and personalities) delivered in an unabashed way. As an autistic person myself I felt emboldened by Pauls unabashed openness, passion and honesty. Highly recommended.

Laura Kemp 116 days ago

Completely bonkers and absolutely brilliant! As a fellow late-diagnosed autistic, this show feels like it mirrors the journey every late-diagnosed autistic person undertakes by reviewing their past actions and reactions and reframing them through an autistic lens. Paul takes a deep dive into historical figures who seemed to display autistic traits and brings them back to life in an entertaining way. He also provides a platform for neurodivergent comics to promote their own material and shows, and has awesome merch! Get this on your planner!

Kerry 125 days ago

Really enjoyed this as a Neurodivergent person. The show goes through history and highlights some people who show traits of autism with personal anecdotes from the speaker in an engaging and informative way with laughs sprinkled in.

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