Rob Newman makes case for Darwin in new show

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To hear a bit more about the 150-year-old controversy over evolutionary theory through stories about lemon ants and Richard Dawkins’ postman wrestling naked, audiences would be advised to pop in to Kettering Arts Centre this weekend.

These lively accounts are part of comedian Robert Newman’s new tour, Robert Newman’s New Theory of Evolution, which will be performed in Kettering on Saturday, January 25. Doors open at 7.30pm.

Following sell-out shows in Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff and London, the tour is back for 2014, rewritten, revised and packed with new material.

The show is an exploration of the new discoveries over the past decade in the field of evolutionary biology and an attack on Selfish Gene Theory, arguing that Darwinism is a much richer thing than Dawkinism. Rob argues that all species originate from misfits pushed to the edges of ecological tolerance in tiny populations.

Tickets cost £12.50. The show is recommended for those aged 14 and over. Kettering Arts Centre is at St Andrew’s Church on the corner of Rockingham Road and Lindsay Street. To book, visit the venue’s website, which can be found at www.ketteringartscentre.com.