Author: CosmicShambles

The Mobius Strip Hell of The Lighthouse Family

The Mobius Strip Hell of The Lighthouse Family by Robin Ince One of the most important, engrossing and pointless tasks of preparing an Edinburgh fringe or tour show is compiling the audience walk in music. Almost before I have conjured a title or theme, I have started composing a list of songs the audience will barely notice as they make themselves comfortable. Sometimes I am in an upbeat mood, or at least I want them to be in an upbeat mood, so I have often used Billy Bragg’s Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards followed by The Polyphonic Spree’s...

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Cosmic Shambles LIVE Tour

Australia and New Zealand Tour 2017 “A high brow, variety thrill” NZ Herald “A compelling evening of fun and fascination” Stuff NZ   The Tour In March and April of 2017, The Cosmic Shambles Network went on the road to Australia and New Zealand for six very special shows. For over a decade, Robin Ince’s groundbreaking variety nights mashing up science, comedy and music have delighted audiences in the UK and this marked the first time shows like these had ever ventured internationally. “Fun and Facts to the Power of Five” The Australian “An amalgamation of hilarity & cause of thought”...

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