We’re back. A little earlier than normal. It’s an almost Christmas Compendium for 2022.

The Cosmic Shambles Network and Phil McIntyre Live Limited are delighted to announce that Brian Cox and Robin’s Ince’s Christmas Compendium of Reason returns for 2022, and once again we’re at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, on November 23rd.

Pics by Natalie Shaw and Paul Clarke

“This is a variety show like no other, combining pop sensibilities with physics until you start to question the very nature of reality – in a good way” – Broadway World

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The rescheduling of Brian and Robin’s Horizons world tour shows means that during our traditional start of December Compendium time, they’re going to be on the other side of the planet. But that doesn’t mean we’re just going to not have a Compendium!

So for 2022, it’s the Almost Christmas Compendium! Start your holiday season early on November 23rd, back at our new home at the world famous Royal Albert Hall. Expect another exhilarating collision of science, music, comedy, wonder and chaos! Once again Robin and Brian will present a secret line up of incredible performers where you never know what scientific or musical treat will be next on stage. All proceeds will go to great charities like Médecins Sans Frontières UK, the Sophie Lancaster Foundation and Two Wheels for Life, amongst others.

As ever, the lineup will be a tightly guarded secret but previous shows have featured music icons like The Cure, Boy George and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, comedians such as Stewart Lee, Dara Ó Briain, Sara Pascoe and Jo Brand plus scientists such Jim Al-Khalili, Alice Roberts, Carolyn Porco, Helen Czerski and legendary astronaut Chris Hadfield.

What have we got in store for 2022’s comedy, science and music explosive mix?

Watch the announcement teaser







View a gallery and read a rundown of everything that went on at last year’s show here.

Phil McIntyre Live Limited and The Cosmic Shambles Network present
Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince’s Almost Christmas Compendium of Reason

Produced by Trent Burton, Amy Clear, Brian Cox and Robin Ince.
Tech Manager Giles Wakely
Poster pics by Alasdair Scott. Robin & Brian icon art by Jo Holliday.