Get Ready For Some School Holiday Fun with…


Starring wildlife expert Steve Backshall


– 6.30pm on MON 11 JAN and 4.30pm on TUE 12 JAN, 2016

“The Weird Wild and Wonderful Tour”


Want to meet the world’s most venomous snake, or the ultimate lethal predator on the planet? Relax; Steve Backshall has met them all for you. Deadly 60 Live is the adventure of a lifetime. Steve tells stories and shows unseen footage from his most famous expeditions and answers your questions about the making of his hugely popular BBC series. A must for fans of the TV series as well as wildlife enthusiasts of all ages.

Backshall is just so, so, so excited about the creatures he has encountered, and his enthusiasm is infectious. Pretty soon, you’ll be feeling totally invigorated and excited about life.” – Time Magazine

Backshall conveys passion as well as he does information” – The Spectator



One of TV’s busiest presenters, wildlife expert Steve has just got back from filming the hugely successful Big Blue Live series in Monterey, California for the BBC and PBS. Earlier this year, Steve also completed his expedition in Venezuela for the BBC. This hasn’t stopped Steve also filming on Baffin Island and before that, treating audiences at home to an amazing set of performances on Strictly Come Dancing. Steve also fronts the BBC Deadly series, travelling the world to film Deadly Pole to Pole, Deadly 60, Live and Deadly, Deadly 360, Deadly on a Mission. His most recent Deadly 60 series, Backshall’s Deadly Adventures is due to air this summer.Deadly60 LIVE - Her Majesty's - The Clothesline

Steve is hugely popular with young TV viewers who are both terrified and delighted to watch his encounters with extraordinary and inspiring predators. This success led to Deadly Days Out a BBC series of events bringing live animals to locations across the UK, as well as several sell-out theatre tours. The biggest single day had an estimated 14,000 people turn out, and over the last few years Steve has talked live to over 300,000. This year Steve is looking forward to another national tour Steve Backshall’s Wild World in October/November talking about his fascinating life around the world and the animals he’s encountered along the way.

Steve is also a prolific author, having published thirteen books. His adventure fiction series the Falcon Chronicles so far comprises three novels for young adults; Tiger Wars, Ghosts of the Forest and Wilds Of The Wolf.  He has also produced non-fiction – his Looking for Adventure chronicles expeditions in New Guinea.  His new book Mountain will be released this October.

Steve’s extreme adventures include being part of the BBC’s Lost Land Of The Tiger, Lost Land Of The Volcano and Lost Land Of The Jaguar. He made the first descent into an unexplored sinkhole for BBC One’s Emmy-nominated epic Expedition Borneo, and trekked into the heart of America’s most inhospitable terrain for Discovery’s Expedition Alaska. Closer to home, Steve has presented Britain’s Lost World, Extreme Caving, Inside Out, The One Show, The Nature of Britain, and The Really Wild Show for CBBC.

He is an old-fashioned action hero whose leisure pursuits include mountaineering, kayaking, scuba-diving, martial arts and endurance running, which together with his unsurpassed wildlife knowledge and experience combines to make him a compelling and motivational speaker for a multitude of audiences.

Steve Backshall performs Deadly 60 Live! – The Weird Wild & Wonderful Tour at Her Majesty’s Theatre at various times on Mon 11 Jan until Tue 12 Jan, 2016.

Book at BASS on 131 246 or bass.net.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.

Article courtesy of Adelaide Festival Centre

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