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Back by popular demand!

Featuring new and favourite adventures

Following his sold out 2016 Australian tour, Steve Backshall the star of one of the most popular children’s shows on the planet, is returning to Australia with a new LIVE show based on the hit BBC Earth series, “Deadly 60 Pole to Pole”.


A Polar Journey

Come on an intimate journey with Steve as he shares his experiences travelling from the South Pole to the North Pole, and his gripping encounters with deadly creatures from all corners of the globe.

Join Steve for an evening of wild discovery and dangerous entertainment, live on stage this January.

January 2017

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Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre
  • January 24 Tuesday - 11:30am
  • January 24 Tuesday - 2:30pm
  • January 24 Tuesday - 5:30pm


Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
  • February 3 Friday - 10am
  • February 4 Saturday - 2pm
  • February 5 Sunday - 2pm


Kelli Rogers (Australian Stage - 2017)

The Deadly 60 is one of my favourite children’s TV shows to watch with my son. The wildlife adventures Steve Backshall takes his audiences on are always a joy to watch. Seeing Steve live, talking face to face in a concert hall filled with eager young ones, is now my preferred way to view his Deadly 60 work. It was an absolute pleasure for me and a real thrill for my son. Deadly 60 Pole to Pole achieves what the TV screen can’t, it connects Steve Backshall’s young (and not so young) explorers and nature fanatics with him directly providing an experience you and your kids will never forget.

Backshall’s passion for his work is obvious on the small screen, seeing this amazing role model talk through some of his most memorable encounters from his Pole to Pole explorations is inspiring. His down-to-earth manner and genuine approach is the first thing that endears the audience, and even though you know you are sitting in the QPAC Concert Hall full of people, it feels like we’ve all come to hang out with Steve to hear about his adventures. Backshall’s exploration stories are entertaining, thrilling and he never downplays the dangers. The fact that he is alive and able to stand in front of us to share his tales and educate us all about this incredible planet is almost unfathomable at times. This hour-long show is presented with live commentary and stories by Steve with on screen still and moving images of his Arctic to the Antarctic wildlife expeditions and there is ample time at the end of his presentation for anyone to ask him questions. Never once does he ‘dumb things down’ for the kids, and you truly get the sense that he respects the children’s intelligence to fully understand what he is communicating as much as he respects every single life form on this planet.

Steve Backshall’s Deadly 60 Pole to Pole is an engaging, inspiring, entertaining and highly informative show. Backshall will ignite your curiosity and have you in awe of his fearlessness in discovering all he can about our natural world. You absorb his message about how important a role we all play being our planets caretakers one hundred percent and it never feels like he’s teaching or preaching at you or your kids. There is no better way to get your kids out of the house these holidays than to immerse them in an enthralling and ‘lively’ live encounter with Steve Backshall’s Deadly 60 Pole to Pole.

Source: Austrailian Stage

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