Things sure to get wild on East­bank stage

Shepparton News - - NEWS -

Deadly 60’s TV iden­tity Steve Back­shall is head­ing to Shep­par­ton for his Dow­nun­der Tour fea­tur­ing some of Aus­tralia’s dead­li­est an­i­mals live on stage.

Best known for his pre­sent­ing role on the BBC Earth chil­dren’s show track­ing down the world’s most dan­ger­ous an­i­mals, Mr Back­shall is also an author, ex­pe­di­tion leader, nat­u­ral­ist, wildlife ex­pert and pre­sen­ter.

Mr Back­shall said the show would in­clude au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion, on-stage fun and op­por­tu­ni­ties to ask ques­tions about all his ad­ven­tures.

‘‘I’m com­ing back to Aus­tralia,’’ Mr Back­shall said.

‘‘This time we’re do­ing things a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent — we’re on walk­a­bout.

‘‘We’re trav­el­ling all the way down the east coast of Aus­tralia on our bat­tle bus — the ul­ti­mate deadly tour bus.

‘‘There will be stunts, au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion, some of Aus­tralia’s most ex­tra­or­di­nary wildlife on stage and loads of crazi­ness. ‘‘I can­not wait to see you there.’’ Hav­ing trav­elled the world to learn about the most in­spir­ing preda­tors, Mr Back­shall has ex­pe­ri­enced a num­ber of en­coun­ters with an­i­mals in­clud­ing swim­ming with sharks, been bit­ten by a caiman, squirted with ink by Hum­boldt squid, and charged by ele­phants.

Main­tain­ing that wild an­i­mals pose no threat to peo­ple, Mr Back­shall will share sto­ries and videos from his Aus­tralian ex­plo­rations.

Steve Back­shall’s Deadly 60 Dow­nun­der Tour will visit Shep­par­ton on Satur­day, Jan­uary 19, show­ing at 2 pm and 5 pm at the East­bank Cen­tre, 70 Wels­ford St, Shep­par­ton. ● For more in­for­ma­tion or to book tick­ets, go to www.river­linksv­ or phone (03) 5832 9511.

Fun for all: Steve Back­shall’s Deadly 60 Dow­nun­der Tour is set to visit the Goul­burn Val­ley.

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