Comedian Robin Ince returns to Chorley Little Theatre on Tuesday 14th May with his show The Importance of Being Interested.

In a whirlwind night of stand-up comedy, the the co-presenter (alongside Professor Brian Cox) of Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage uses humour to talk about some of his most favourite things in science.

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.

He’ll also stop off on the way to look at some of the more bizarre views of early science. For instance, is the ostrich really the offspring of the union of a gnat and a giraffe?

Promising “a night of spaghetti, barnacles and safe cracking.” it is also a loving look at Charles Darwin, Richard Feynman, Aristotle, the joy of picking shells up on the beach and the realisation that being self-conscious in a big universe is a darn good thing.

Suitable for ages 12 to 112, the show makes science fun and accessible while being very funny too. It starts at 7.30pm, with tickets priced £12 and £10 from Malcolm’s Musicland 01257 264362 or here