Robin looks at the funny side of science in theatre show

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Award-winning comedian and science enthusiast, Robin Ince, will set out to demonstrate The Importance of Being Interested at The Core at Corby Cube tomorrow.

In his show, Robin takes a look at his favourite scientists – naturalist Charles Darwin and quantum physicist Richard Feynman – making detours on his way to some of the more bizarre views of early science, for example the question of whether the ostrich is really the offspring of a gnat and a giraffe (no!).

The Importance of Being Interested is a loving look into the minds of two giants of human imagination who changed our world view, as well as a chance to find out why we have eyebrows, why bald dogs have bad teeth, how heavy metal music makes pigs deaf and why spaghetti snaps into four pieces.

Co-presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The infinite Monkey Cage, with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince is a Distinguished Supporter of The British Humanist Association, where he gave the annual Voltaire Lecture last year.

He claims to be ‘not man or beast’, but ‘a seedy bibliosexual who haunts the streets, laden with carrier bags held by blistered fingers’.

He was the recipient of a gold Sony Radio Award in 2011 (for The Infinite Monkey Cage), and his live comedy career has won him two Chortle Awards and a Time Out Award for Outstanding Contribution to Comedy.

The show, at The Core at Corby Cube, will take place on Thursday, March 14, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £14.50 at full price or £12.50 for concessions.

The performance is recommended for those aged 14 and over.

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