The tale of life’s evolution from simple beginnings to staggering variety is one of drama, suspense and discovery featuring a cast of untold billions and an awful lot of sex. But it is also a tale often half-told, and widely misunderstood. Ben McKenzie – who proved science is sexy, funny and very, very cool in 2004’s Listen to the Man in the Lab Coat – pulled on the white coat and kicked out the jams to kill off all misconceptions and tell the longest, most important story in the history of life on Earth.
Evolutionary: the Man in the Lab Coat Evolved took audiences on a comedic journey not only through the story of life’s evolution, but also the development of “Darwin’s dangerous idea”, without which “nothing in biology makes sense”, and which has impacted every facet of human thought.
This was the second show written and performed by the Man in the Lab Coat. Originally performed at the 2005 Melbourne Fringe Festival, and then again for the Adelaide Fringe in 2006.
‘A warm and likeable character…amusing and informative.’ – Colin Flaherty, The Groggy Squirrel 17
‘The erudite science communicator serving up their subject with passion and humour has a long and honourable lineage and Ben McKenzie does not let the side down…a warm and spirited delivery.’ – Jonathan Goodfield, AEU Journal SA, Vol 38, No. 2, April 2006