Robin Ince set for Dukes

Robin Ince.
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HAVING sold out two nights at the Hammersmith Apollo, and 15 other venues around the UK, with his Uncaged Monkeys science tour, Robin Ince returns to Lancaster’s Dukes Theatre with his new solo science show – Happiness Through Science.

Robin presents The Infinite Monkey Cage with Brian Cox on Radio 4, recent winner of the prestigious Sony Gold Radio Award. He has won three Chortle Awards, the Time Out Award for Outstanding Achievement, and was nominated for a British Comedy Award for best live show.

He is a pioneer of the new comedy movement, creating shows that have mixed up variety, science, philosophy and music, including The Book Club, Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People, and the School for Gifted Children. He has made documentaries about Schrodinger’s Cat, the vinyl album and the problems of aging, and is about to make another about Bertrand Russell.

His first feature film, Razzle Dazzle, was shown at The Berlin Film Festival, and opened the New York Children’s Film Festival. His first book, Robin Ince’s Bad Book Club, was out last year.

A spokesman for the Dukes said: “Happiness Through Science is a stand-up show that asks – Can you be happy and rational?

“Robin discusses infinity, Schrodinger’s cat, the evolutionary disadvantage of cannibalism, Richard Feynman, and as many things that exist in the known universe that he can fit into the time. It is a celebration of the human imagination.”

The show is on Friday, October 21 at 8pm. Tickets, priced £11/£9, are available from the box office on Moor Lane, Lancaster, on 01524 598500 or at www.dukes-lancaster.org.