A Selection of our Work
The Cosmic Shambles Network (2016 – Current)
Co-creators and producers of major online network of live events, podcasts, blogs, documentaries and more. Blog network is the exclusive home to many of the UK’s top science writers. Acclaimed podcasts, like Book Shambles, Science Shambles and Brain Yapping, amass millions upon millions of downloads. Videos and documentaries include both video and audio including a behind the scenes series at CERN. Our live events include international tours, signature events at world leading venues, festival shows and more. cosmicshambles.com
Stand Up Maths (2016 – Current)
Online channel of maths documentary videos fronted by Matt Parker that have seen over ten million views. So far, we’ve built an arcade machine with lasers, flown a sink to the other side of the world, built a matchbox computer and lots more.
Book Shambles (2016 – Current)
Acclaimed podcast hosted by Robin Ince and Josie Long with over 1.5 million downloads and counting. Guests have included Bryan Cranston, Alan Moore, Sara Pascoe, Charlotte Church, Ricky Gervais, Stewart Lee and many, many more.
Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless/Curious People (2017 – Current)
Since 2017 we have curated and produced this eleven year running annual variety show institution. Four sold out nights at Conway Hall in 2017, four sold out nights at Kings Place in 2018 and lots more, including a tour, planned for 2019.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince’s Christmas Compendium of Reason (2014 – Current)
Backstage and podcast production as well as creating many of the pre show short films as part of this annual celebration
For the Love of Engineering (2019)
Live event for the Mechanical Engineering team at UCL. Sold out night at the Bloomsbury Theatre highlighting current research with bonus comedy, cooking and lasers.
Working with the Stephen Hawking Foundation and science communicator Jonny Berliner to produce a series of physics videos for high school students.
A new comedy play producing and directed in conjunction with Footprint Theatre. Touring in 2019 partnered with engaging science talks from world leading astronomers.
I’m a Joke and So Are You launch (2018)
Sold out live event for the launch of Robin Ince’s book of the same name featuring performances from Robin, Josie Long, Stewart Lee, Grace Petrie and Philippa Perry.
Robin Ince + Chris Hadfield’s Space Shambles (2018)
Live event at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate space exploration, featuring a wide range of scientists, comedians and musicians
The Future is Now (2018)
Live event for the Mechanical Engineering team at UCL. Sold out night at the Shaw Theatre highlighting current research.
Book Shambles Live (2018)
Live events at the Royal Albert Hall, the Edinburgh Fringe and multiple literature festivals around the UK. Guests included Neil Gaiman, Jeremy Dyson, Sophie Scott, Jen Brister and Ian Rankin.
The Happy Brain (2018)
Book Launch event for author Dean Burnett at Kings Place
For Helen and Barry (2017)
Charity comedy night and accompanying documentary at New Wimbledon Theatre featuring Daniel Kitson, James Acaster, Josie Long, Robin Ince, Billy Bragg and more
Cosmic Superheroes (2017)
Cosmic Shambles LIVE (2017)
Six date live tour of Australia and New Zealand with a huge science, comedy and music variety show. This was the first time these shows had left the UK. Performers included five comedians and scientists from the UK plus lots of local talent.
The Quest for Wonder (2016)
Puppet based family web series adventure starring Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince. Produced in conjunction with the Science Museum.
The Empty Niche: The Long Lost Bust of Moncure Conway
One hour documentary film.
QED Quiz Night (2015, 2017 & 2018)
Produced and curated two multimedia quiz nights as part of the QED conference in Manchester.
The Cosmic Genome Quizzicals (2015)
The largest ever science quiz night in London, held at a packed Conway Hall and peppered with special guests, experiments and talks throughout the quiz.
The Infinite Monkey Cage (2014)
Production and direction of the music video with Eric Idle for The Infinite Monkey Cage podcast. Also performed live with the puppets from the music video at The Infinite Monkey Cage live recording at the Edinburgh Fringe that same year.
Show and Tell (2014)
Live event in the tradition of Calvin and Hobbes where scientists brought along a favourite object and used it to tell a story of discovery. Played in London, Cheltenham and Cambridge.
The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome (2013)
Custom made app collecting hundreds of exclusive interviews with world leading scientists and scientifically curious people.
Pale Blue Café (2012)
Short comedy film about Carl Sagan
Dear Harry (2012)
Two episode pilot web series
The Skeptical Plays Trilogy (2009-2011)
Three plays at the Camden Fringe over three years. Rob Is, The Twenty Minute Policy and Alternative
First Hand (2007)
Six part documentary series filmed across eight countries following numbers and maths experts who quit their jobs to become professional online poker plays.
No Refunds (2005)
Play at The Regal Theatre, Subiaco. Starring Kingsley Judd and Charles Bud Tingwell.
Love on the Box (2003)
Award winning eight part sitcom series. First ever sitcom produced in Western Australia.
We’ve made countless films for many corporate clients over the years. These have ranged from live coverage, to training films to viral videos racking up tens of millions of views. Some of the companies we have created content for include Betfair, Amazon, Synergy PR, The Collective, The Trainline, National Theatre, The Old Vic, Phillips, Hitachi, Future Publishing, Ferrero Rocher, Hampton Court Garden Show, Manchester United, Liverpool FC, Goodwood FOS, Sports Aid, London 2012, BBC, Albion, Online Media Experts, Mischief, Flight Training London, McAlinden Associates, Timeform, Tradefair, Minds Eye TV, Further Maths Support Programme, Maths Inspiration, Festival of the Spoken Nerd, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, A-List Entertainment, Conway Hall Ethical Society and Humanists UK