Robin Ince and Josie Long host a gala night of science, comedy and music!

With UK guests Helen Czerski, Matt Parker and Lucie Green, and many local guests, Cosmic Shambles LIVE is a one night tasting menu of witty stand-up, fascinating scientific explorations and great musicians!

To see which incredible local guests will be joining the UK cast at each show, choose an event from the Shows menu option at the top of the page.

Never experienced outside of the UK before, these celebrated UK gala nights pioneered by Robin Ince, are headed down under for the first time ever.

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 The Infinite Monkey Cage this is a show that will make you laugh and make you think.

As the show travels across Australia and New Zealand, many local musical acts, comedians, and scientists will be incorporated into the show, making for a unique and different experience with every performance. Each show will be packed with surprises and secret guests.

Make sure you're are 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).

Previous events by the Atheist Foundation of Australia include the 2010 and 2012 Global Atheist Conventions; Robin Ince’s Australian tour of Happiness Through Science; Richard Dawkins An Appetite For Wonder tour and the Unholy Trinity Downunder tour.

Trunkman Productions recent credits include The Cosmic Shambles Network, The Quest For Wonder, Book Shambles, the documentary The Empty Niche and The Infinite Monkey Cage videos


The cast, direct from the UK

Robin Ince

Dr Helen Czerski

Prof. Lucie Green

Josie Long

Matt Parker


The shows

Enmore Theatre

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Aotea Centre

The Opera House

Isaac Theatre Royal

Octagon Theatre