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 of our own blue planet and how we are best placed to protect it, with a spectacular new show, Sea Shambles. Anchored by co-host of the Rose D’Or winning The Infinite Monkey Cage (R4), Robin Ince, physicist and oceanographer Dr Helen Czerski, naturalist and wildlife presenter Steve Backshall and many very special guests (including famed rock band British Sea Power, award-winning comedian Josie Long and poet Lemn Sissay MBE with many more to be announced).
They’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 one of the Cosmic Shambles Network’s signature variety shows, as well as 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 for a one night only event you’ll never forget. Part proceeds from this event will also be going to support various marine conservation charities.
Robin Ince said: “Richard Feynman said that the imagination of nature is far greater than the imagination of humans, and what we see living in the ocean is wonderful example of the possibilities of evolution in extreme conditions. The delight in a child’s eye when it first sees that blobfish really exist is something to behold, in adults’ eyes too. I am sure I am not the only parent who watched Octonauts with their child and thought, “hang on a minute, that creature can’t be real” and went straight to the internet to check up on the cookie cutter shark or snot sea cucumber. That we know so far more about our Moon than our what lies in our oceans means they remain a place of wonder and mystery. They also remain a place for alarm as we monitor the damage done by human activity. Like every show I get involved with, our aim will be to surprise and delight, to make us all ponder on what it is to be living on a planet with such vitality and such variety in its forms of life, its shapes and structures, its geology and possibilities. I stand ready to be gobsmacked again.”