UK & IRELAND ARENA TOUR MARCH 2022
The BBC have once again been enthralling viewers with the wonders of the natural world with The Green Planet, bringing the world’s astonishing variety and vibrant plant life into our homes. Now we all have the opportunity to experience BBC Studios and the acclaimed BBC Natural History Unit’s multi-award-winning Planet Earth II as a live concert experience across the UK & Ireland with eight prestigious arena performances in March 2022.
The spectacular Planet Earth II Live in Concert will be hosted by science and natural history TV presenter Liz Bonnin, with behind the scenes insights from Mike Gunton, the executive producer of the BAFTA and EMMY® award-winning BBC television series.
Featuring breathtaking specially-selected footage shown in 4K ultra high-definition on a gigantic LED screen, audiences will get to rub shoulders with our acrobatic primate cousins in the steaming jungles of Madagascar, race alongside fearsome hunting lions in the remote sandy deserts of Namibia and in what has become an iconic piece of footage, feel the raw tension as a baby iguana tries to escape the clutches of deadly racer snakes.
The orchestra conducted by Matthew Freeman, will perform the remarkable music by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea & Jasha Klebe for Bleeding Fingers Music.
Zimmer, renowned for his work on the likes of Gladiator, Interstellar and Blade Runner 2049, said that the landmark BBC series stood out amongst his work, said. “Planet Earth II is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever been involved in: some of the greatest action scenes ever put on film, some of the most emotional, epic, fragile scenes I’ve ever witnessed. Filmmaking at its absolute peak.”
Host Liz Bonnin, who has a Masters in wild animal biology, has established herself as a primetime presenter for programmes including Blue Planet Live, Super Smart Animals, Galapagos, Horizon and the landmark BBC One documentary Drowning in Plastic.
Looking ahead to the shows, Bonnin said, “It will be an uplifting experience, celebrating the majesty of life and all the beauty and wonder that Mother Earth has to offer. I hope that as the public leave the arenas, they will be filled with joy, moved, but also changed for the better in this regard.”
The arena tour will run from 18th March to through 27th March and includes two London performances including a matinee show at 2.30pm on Sunday, 20th March.
Mar 18th Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Mar 20th London, The O2 (Matinee & Evening Performances)
Mar 22nd Dublin 3 Arena
Mar 24th Leeds First Direct Arena
Mar 25th Manchester AO Arena
Mar 26th Birmingham Resorts World Arena
Mar 27th Glasgow OVO Hydro
All children under 14 entitled to a £10 discount per ticket (Excluding London Evening and Dublin show). £5 discount per ticket for group bookings of 10 or more.
PLANET EARTH II – LIVE IN CONCERT