Take a walk on the wild side

Steve Backshall
Steve Backshall

A wildlife presenter and children’s author is all set to bring his live tour to town.

Adventurer Steve Backshall will be sharing his stories from his exciting expeditions at St Helens Theatre Royal on October 28 as part of his Wild World tour.

The show will have something for everyone as Steve will give his audiences a glimpse behind the scenes to what he claims is “the best job in the world”.

Steve will take the audience on a tour of the real life expeditions that have inspired his books The Falcon Chronicles and his new novel in the series Shark Seas.

The journey will be illustrated with photos and films from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from the tundra to the top of the world’s highest peaks, and from the depths of the rainforest to the bottom of the ocean.

Steve has recently starred in his own BBC Two series Steve Backshall’s Extreme Mountain Adventure which saw him embark on one of his most dramatic and dangerous expeditions to date.

He explored Venezuela’s tepuis, the ancient, sheer-sided mountains of Canaima National Park, and attempted the first ascent of the tepui in search of wildlife on the summit.

He was also the star of six-part ITV series Fierce in the spring where he searched to find the world’s most fierce animals.

Wild World will accompany the release of Steve’s new novel Shark Seas - the fourth book in the Falcon Chronicles series of children’s novels. The novel is due to be released ahead of the tour and will be available to purchase at St Helens Theatre Royal.

This talk is suitable for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages from eight to eighty and there will be a question and answer session.

Chantelle Nolan, theatre manager, said: “We are very excited to welcome Steve Backshall to St Helens and can’t wait to hear his jaw-dropping tales of face-to-face wildlife encounters.

“From the depths of the rainforest to the bottom of the sea, there is very little Steve hasn’t seen which will keep our audiences’ eyes and ears glued from start to finish!”

For more information on the show visit www.stevebackshall.com/tour or www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com.

Tickets for the 7pm show are £19.50 for adults, £17.50 concessions and £15.50 for children and can be purchased by calling 01744 756 000 or visiting the theatre.