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


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

Bar 50

Within A&O Edinburgh City Hostel, 50 Blackfriars Street
The Alcove: AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

A show about self acceptance, and how to harmoniously exist in a world you partially reject. That is funny. With appearances by the late William McGonagall, and Oxford Streets own Stanley 'Passion Proteins' Green. Hopefully Florence Foster Jenkins, but you never know with these eccentrics?

"THAT SO FEW NOW DARE TO BE ECCENTRIC MARKS THE CHIEF DANGER OF THE TIME". - John Stuart Mill from his book On Liberty, 1859.

WHERE HAVE ALL THE NEURODIVERSE PEOPLE COME FROM? Paul Wady returns to out himself from yet another Neuro - closet - that of the ECCENTRIC. The show he was born to create. (I mean that. I am having such a good reaction to doing this...)

Weird? Odd? Peculiar? World of your own behaviour? Go your own way? Absolute self-integrity? Yep, be it Dali, Milligan, William McGonegall Henry Cavendish (read our bible, Steve Silberman's Neurotribes?) Patricia Highsmith, Saga Noren (The Bridge tv show), Temple Graundin and Florence Foster Jenkins. Before they were autistic/NeuroDivergent they were seen as....

GUEST ECCENTRICS WILL ATTEND if I can persuade them. These people tend to do their own thing. But there will be others involved, in spirit or on stage. COME OUT AS ECCENTRIC. It's got less stigma than admitting to yourself and everyone else you are a NeuroDivergent (Autistic)person.

"To become a self invented person is to exercise a unique prerogative of life. It is brilliant egomania to say that you belong to yourself. Selfhood depends on the assertion of identity, whether it be done to defy the forces of power, of control, or even those of tedium". Dr. David Weeks & Jamie James from their study & paperback Eccentrics. Pub.1995.

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.