Robin Ince is giving art and science equal footing in his latest show: Pragmatic Insanity. The show explores his favourite artists, like British artist Sir Stanley Spencer, and weird and wonderful scientific discoveries and beliefs. Pragmatic Insanity will be at the new NST City theatre on Saturday June 2nd.
Robin Ince is a comedian who is best known for his BBC radio show The Infinite Monkey Cage, a comedic show about science co-hosted by physicist Brian Cox. So Ince is no stranger to delving into the world of science with a comedic twist, and neither are his fans. In 2018 The Infinite Monkey Cage will be entering its seventeenth series. Pragmatic Insanity follows on from Cox and Ince's 2017 arena tour of the UK and Ireland - who knew science could sell out an arena?
In 2015, Robin Ince announced that he would be giving up stand up to focus on his family, and the Pragmatic Insanity tour has been his first stand up tour since the announcement. The 2018 tour will bring the show through England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Tickets are on sale on the NST website and are £14 for adults and £12 for concessions (students and disability holders). If you miss out on Ince's Southampton show, there will be plenty of other opportunities to catch him around the UK. Tour dates are available from Ince's website, but there are a few inconsistencies so it's best to confirm the date with the appropriate venue before purchasing tickets.
You can listen to the Infinite Monkey Cage on Mondays at 4:30pm on BBC Radio 4, and you can download past episodes from the BBC Radio website or from iTunes.