Cosmic Shambles LIVE

A night of live science, comedy and music on tour across Aus and NZ in March & April 2017

Never experienced outside of the UK before, the celebrated sell-out UK gala nights pioneered by Robin Ince, is headed down under.  Expect a captivating night showcasing the best of science, music and comedy.

Get tickets for all shows here

Starring Robin Ince, Josie Long, Helen Czerski, Lucie Green, Matt Parker and many more local guests, (which you can see below), we’re bringing a series of one-night-only tasting menus of witty stand-up, fascinating scientific explorations and big name musicians to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.  Cosmic Shambles LIVE is a variety show that celebrates curiosity and reason, an explosion of science, comedy, music and general wonder, with a great sense of fun.  In the tradition of Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People and Brian and Robin’s Christmas Compendium of Reason, this is a show that will make you laugh and make you think.

Each show will feature a unique line up of local stars joining our UK cast which features Robin Ince, Josie Long, Helen Czerski, Lucie Green and Matt Parker. Check below for local guests as they’re announced.

Make sure you’re on board for what is bound to be a series of nights like no other. Funky sounds! Nerdy wonders! Dazzling spreadsheets! Confused earthworms! And everything else besides.

Part proceeds from the show will be going to great charities like Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).

Cosmic Shambles LIVE in Australia and New Zealand is proudly presented by The Atheist Foundation of Australia and Cerebral Events Ltd (NZ), in association with Trunkman Productions (UK).

Read more about the show here in an exclusive article by host Robin Ince.

The Cast

(So far…)

The lineup at each show will be different but rest assured each one will be jam packed with brilliant scientists, comedians and musicians.  We’ll be announcing new guests all the time in the run up to the shows and there’ll also be a few special surprises on the night…

Robin Ince

Comedian & Co-Host

Appearing at all shows

 

Dr Helen Czerski

Bubble Physicist

Appearing at all shows except Perth

 

Peter Berner

Comedian

Appearing at Sydney show

 

Ali Barter

Singer/Songwriter

Appearing at Melbourne show

 

Matt Stellingwerf

Comedian

Appearing at all NZ Shows

 

Jon Toogood

Singer Songwriter

Appearing at Wellington show

 

Prof Barry Marshall

Physician & Nobel Laureate

Appearing at Perth show

 

Toby Brown

Astrophysicist

Appearing at Perth show

 

Josie Long

Comedian & Co-Host

Appearing at all shows

 

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Science Communicator

Appearing at Sydney show

 

Leigh Nicholson

Cell Biologist

Appearing at Sydney show

 

Lawrence Leung

Comedian

Appearing at Melbourne show

 

James Nokise

Comedian

Appearing at all NZ shows

 

Prof Shaun Hendy

Physicist

Appearing at WEL & CHC shows

 

Prof Fiona Wood

Surgeon & Researcher

Appearing at Perth show

 

Sam Perry

Vocal Loop Artist

Appearing at Perth show

 

Prof Lucie Green

Solar Scientist

Appearing at all shows

 

Diesel

Singer Songwriter

Appearing at Sydney show

 

Dr Katie Mack

Astrophysicist

Appearing at Melbourne show

 

Prof Peter Doherty

Immunologist & Nobel Laureate

Appearing at Melbourne show

 

Dr Annalisa Durdle

Forensic Scientist

Appearing at Melbourne show

 

Lawrence Arabia

Singer Songwriter

Appearing at Auckland show

 

Hollie Smith

Singer Songwriter

Appearing at Christchurch show

 

Simone & Girlfunkle

Folk Band

Appearing at Perth show

 

Matt Parker

Stand Up Mathematician

Appearing at all shows

 

Tim Jarvis

Environmental Scientist

Appearing at Sydney show

 

Rod Quantock

Comedian

Appearing at Melbourne show

 

Dr Michelle Dickinson

Nanotechnologist

Appearing at all NZ shows

 

Dr Siouxsie Wiles

Microbiologist

Appearing at AKL & WEL shows

 

Don Walker

Singer Songwriter

Appearing at Perth show

 

Matt Storer

Comedian

Appearing at Perth show

 

And many more to be announced!

Cosmic Shambles LIVE is playing the following dates in Aus / NZ in 2017

More info for all shows can be found at cosmicshambleslive.com

 

Sydney, Enmore Theatre – March 28th – Tickets

Melbourne, MCEC – April 1st – Tickets

Auckland, Aotea Centre – April 4th – Tickets

 

Wellington, Opera House- April 8th – Tickets

Christchurch, Isaac Theatre Royal – April 10th – Tickets

Perth, Octagon Theatre – April 13th – Tickets

 

PRESS

NZ Herald profile Robin Ince ahead of the tour

Helen Czerski on Triple J with Dr Karl 

Matt Parker talks pies on the radio with Nova in Perth

The Concrete Playground preview the tour for NZ

Michelle Dickinson talks about the excitement of the tour heading down under on The AM Show on TV3

Helen Czerski chats to The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald about the tour, Trump and Bubbles.

Robin Ince chats to Ed Brown for the Science on Top Podcast.

 

PRESS

The cast to talk to The Australian about the show

Josie Long joins The Laugh Track on Radio NZ

Lucie Green and Dr Karl talk to ABC Perth

Helen Czerski joins the Einstein A Go Go Podcast

Matt Parker joins Katherine Ryan on Radio NZ to talk about combining maths and comedy

Robin Ince on curating live science shows, chats with Kim Hill on Radio NZ

Robin, Josie, Matt and producer Trent chat with the Token Skeptic Podcast

“Michelle Dickinson appears by arrangement with Johnson & Laird Management.”