More special guests have been announced to join  Robin Ince and Chris Hadfield’s Space Shambles at the Royal Albert Hall on the 15th June. 

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Stewart Lee (c)Colin Hutton. 

Combining comedy, science and music, Space Shambles arrives at the Royal Albert Hall next month, with space scientist Prof Monica Grady, acclaimed stand-up Stewart Lee and folk singer-songwriter Grace Petrie have been confirmed as the latest acts for the show, a headline event at the venue’s inaugural Festival of Science: Space.

They join the previously announced Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart, theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili and science-comedy phenomenon Festival of the Spoken Nerd.

Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “We’re very excited to announce more top-class performers for this amazing one-off event. Space Shambles is a hilarious, uproarious and fascinating mixture of science, comedy and music, and these very special guests represent some of the most important – and entertaining – voices from those worlds. We can’t wait to welcome the show to the Hall for the first time.”

The Royal Albert Hall’s Festival of Science: Space is formed of more than twenty events across four spaces, including Films in Concert presentations of Star Trek, Star Trek Beyond and Close Encounters of the Third Kind in the 5,200-seater auditorium, with music performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, who also star in Space Spectacular, a major classical concert featuring music by Holst, Strauss and John Williams.

Meanwhile, other events in the season also include: The Big Space Day – a free family fun day taking over the entire building – classical concert for kids, My Great Orchestral Adventure, a live re-score of the cult 1983 film, The Moomins and the Comet – with original co-composer (and post-punk pioneer) Graeme Miller performing the soundtrack live – and a performance from cult sexagenarian space rockers, BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Space Shambles will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on the 15th June. For more information visit: https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2018/robin-ince-and-chris-hadfields-space-shambles/

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