Rob Newman performs new comedy show about philosophy

WITH lengthy tractuses and theories, philosophy isn’t immediately obvious as a source for humour, but a 1990S comedy legend has not let that stop him write his new show, ‘Total Eclipse of Descartes’.

Rob Newman rose to fame in the early 1990S with ‘The Mary Whitehouse Experience’, alongside David Baddiel, Hugh Dennis, and Steve Punt. This led to the popular programme ‘Newman and Baddiel in Pieces’.

Based on the hit BBC Radio 4 series, Rob Newman’s whirlwind tour of philosophy explores 3,000 years of good and bad ideas, from Pythagoras to driverless cars, by way of levitating Buddhist monks, Pavlov’s dogs, Jean-Paul Sartre’s mum, T. Rex, and Morrissey.

In a world gone crazy, Rob asks, can philosophy help?

‘A jaunty and refreshingly intelligent show’ ★★★★ – The Guardian

The show visits the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis on Saturday, March 2, with the bar opening at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start.

Tickets cost £14 in advance or £16.50 on the door, with 10% off for Theatre Friends. To book, call 01297 442138 or visit

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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