Whether you're a big nature nerd or err on the indifferent side to the science of it all, chances are you've seen at least some of Sir David Attenborough's Planet Earth. The BBC nature documentary series — narrated by the man himself and accompanied by an epic score from Hans Zimmer — first aired back in 2006, and its follow-up second season, Planet Earth II, was released just two years ago. But the bits you've seen on TV or YouTube are sure to be belittled when the BBC brings the live show to Australia this April.
Like the performances of Harry Potter and StarWars we've seen in recent months, Planet Earth II Live in Concertwill see the documentary screened in all its glory accompanied by a live orchestra. And it's a big sore. The music for Planet Earth II was composed by none other than Hans Zimmer (responsible for epics like The Lion King, Gladiator, The Dark Knight Rises and Inception) alongside Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe. In Australia, the score will be performed by four of the country's leading orchestras with conductor Vanessa Scammell and, in lieu of Attenborough, Eric Bana will be narrating in real time.
The show will travel around Australia from April 27 until May 4, visiting Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney for just four shows all up. Tickets go on sale next week. In the meantime, you can watch ehe first season of Planet Earth on Netflix.
PLANET EARTH II LIVE IN CONCERT TOUR DATES
April 27 — Perth Arena (with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra)
April 29 — Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (with the Melbourne Pops Orchestra)
May 1 — Brisbane Entertainment Centre (with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra)
May 4 — International Convention Centre, Sydney (with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra)
Planet Earth II Live in Concert will tour Australia from April 27 – May 4, 2018. Presale tickets will go on sale at 10am tomorrow, Friday, February 16. The rest will go on sale at 3pm onTuesday, February 20. For more info, visit ticketek.com.au.