May 17 2020 • Royal Albert Hall

Set sail on an ocean of science, music, comedy and wonder with an all-star cast.

Due to popular demand we are BACK at the Royal Albert Hall with a brand new event. Our biggest and most spectacular show EVER!

Following the success of 2018’s hugely popular Space Shambles, The Cosmic Shambles Network are excited to announce their return to The Royal Albert Hall in 2020 with a brand new sea themed spectacular which is destined to be their biggest show ever.

On May 17th 2020 The Cosmic Shambles Network and the Royal Albert Hall will take you on a celebratory voyage of discovery into the depths of our blue planet and how we can protect it, with a spectacular new show, Sea Shambles. Anchored by co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage, Robin Ince with physicist and oceanographer Dr Helen Czerski, naturalist and wildlife presenter Steve Backshall and many very special guests, we’ll be turning the entire main auditorium of the Royal Albert Hall into a virtual underwater playground with everything you’ve come to expect from The Cosmic Shambles Network’s signature variety shows, including special effects, puppetry and so very many lasers.

Join Robin, Helen and Steve as they set sail with an all-star cast of scientists, comedians, performers and musical guests (we’ll reveal some, not all – don’t be greedy – very soon…) for a one night only event you’ll never forget.

Tickets go on general sale Friday July 26th.

On sale for Friends and Partners of the RAH from Wednesday July 24th.

As always we want to make these unique events as accessible to as many people as possible and so we’ve made sure there are 100’s of tickets starting at just £10!

As part of the event we will also be once again collecting for The Trussell Trust Food Banks and raising money for selected ocean charities.


Robin Ince
Comedian & Writer


Dr Helen Czerski
Physicist, Oceanographer & Broadcaster


Steve Backshall
Naturalist & Wildlife Presenter


For press enquiries and interview requests please contact Paul Sullivan PR

Show Credits

Presented by Royal Albert Hall, Trunkman Productions and The Cosmic Shambles Network • Produced, Created and Directed by Trent Burton, Melinda Burton & Robin Ince • PR Paul Sullivan • Production Manager Giles Wakely • Stage Manager Matt Watson •  Production Assistant Jo Gostling  •  Effects Seb Lee-Delisle • RAH Production Team Sam Weatherstone,  Laura Edralin, Amy Church, Rick Burin