Sir David Attenborough’s A Life on Earth to tour nationally in June 2013

The inimitable Sir David Attenborough will be touring Australia in June 2013, reprising his sold out 2012 performance, Sir David Attenborough – A Life on Earth.

Sir David Attenborough
Sir David Attenborough. Image supplied

Audiences in Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and Sydney will have another chance to hear one of the world’s best-known natural history film-makers talk about his life and work. If you saw him last time you will be eager to see him again and, if you missed out in 2012, here is your second chance.

Attenborough’s mellifluous tones and warm personality have entertained and educated generations of viewers, ever since he joined the BBC Television Talks Department in 1952. From there he went on to become Controller of BBC2 and was responsible for the introduction of colour television in Britain. For some four years he was Director of Programmes with editiorial responsibility for both of the BBC’s television networks, before resigning to return to programme making, claiming “I haven’t even seen the Galapagos Islands”.

Millions of people across the world, not least in Australia, were fascinated by Attenborough’s 13-part series Life on Earth, which he wrote and presented, along with its sequels The Living Planet and The Trials of Life. One of his most popular productions was Frozen Planet which screened on the Nine Network and his latest project Africa will begin this week on the Ten Network.

If you want to learn more about Attenborough’s life, his untold stories, the evolution of filming techniques and his passion for bringing us closer to nature, then Sir David Attenborough – A Life on Earth is a must see.

SEASON DETAILS

BRISBANE

Date: 8pm Tuesday 11 June 2013
Venue: Lyric Theatre, QPAC

CANBERRA

Date:8pm Thursday 13 June 2013
Venue: National Convention Centre

PERTH

Date: 8pm Saturday 15 June 2013
Venue: Riverside Theatre

ADELAIDE

Date 8pm Tuesday 18 June 2013
Venue: Entertainment Centre

SYDNEY

Date: 8pm Wednesday 19 20 June 2013
Venue: State Theatre

MELBOURNE

Date: 8pm Saturday 22 June 2013
Venue: The Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 25 MARCH

Jan Chandler

Jan has been working freelance in the arts industry for some 15+ years in a variety of roles including: arts management; journalism (print, radio and online); publicity; and media relations. Passionate about the arts in all their variety, Jan has worked in film (production assistant; reviewer); dance (publicity; producer and presenter of 'Dance Dialogues - 3CR) and Board Member of Ausdance (Victoria)); performing arts (company manager, performer, reviewer, online editor). Jan had the honour of being the General Manager of Ilbijerri Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Theatre for some 18 months.

9 thoughts on “Sir David Attenborough’s A Life on Earth to tour nationally in June 2013

  • I would like to know if he is speaking alone . I was disappointed by the Ray Martin factor last time.

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    • I agree! I was at his very last show (in Melbourne) and Ray Martin looked bored the whole time. I asked on the FB if someone else was hosting so we’ll just see

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    • I agree! I was at his very last show (in Melbourne) and Ray Martin looked bored the whole time. I asked on the FB if someone else was hosting so we’ll just see

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  • “then Sir Richard Attenborough — A Life on Earth is a must see.” huh? David not Richard 😉

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    • Erin James

      Thanks for this!
      Our new sub editor 🙂

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  • some confusion here?

    QPAC (Brisbane website at 17 Feb says:

    Venue Concert Hall, QPAC, South Bank, Brisbane
    › View Seating plan
    Dates
    13 Aug 2012

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    • Erin James

      Hi Lorna,

      The information we received from the publicity department is as per the article above. I’d say the dates you are looking at are from last year’s tour.

      Hope this helps,
      Cheers

      Erin

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    • Erin James

      Hi Lorna,

      The information we received from the publicity department is as per the article above. I’d say the dates you are looking at are from last year’s tour.

      Hope this helps,
      Cheers

      Erin

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  • do we purchase tickets here or ticketmaster website

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