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Richard Dawkins Does Not Exist, And We Can Prove It (Mark Quinn and Charlotte Young / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

“We would like to stress – this is not a comedy show featuring maths. It is a maths show that occasionally features comedy”. It’s a fair warning: this is not a comedy in the conventional sense. In fact, despite its witty, mass appeal title, this is a show that could only possibly be convinced as comic if you have a good grasp of maths and maybe physics, but I wouldn’t know. There were ‘knock, knock’ jokes to prove mathematical terms – or was it theorems? – and flip charts and equation heavy punch lines. If cos+sin(π)=1 is your idea of a good premise for a double entendre, then run for a ticket – the show was packed out. If not, give this a miss.

The Canons’ Gait, 6 – 28 Aug (not 16, 23), 3.40pm (4.40pm), free, fpp140.
tw rating 2/5