A NATURALIST will make a stop in Southend for a live show following a successful sell-out tour in 2022.

Steve Backshall is back on the road for his 2023 UK tour ‘Ocean’ and is set for a performance in Cliffs Pavilion.

‘Ocean’ is described as a love letter to the ‘most exciting environment on our planet’. The tour will give families a great way to learn about needs to be done to save our seas.

The live show will have stunts, experiments, props, science and big screen footage from Steve’s two decades in TV.

Echo: TV Star - Steve Backshall is best known for his performances on Deadly 60TV Star - Steve Backshall is best known for his performances on Deadly 60 (Image: Contributed)

Steve spoke about what attendees can expect at his live show.

He said: “I am so excited to be back touring the country with my live show “Ocean”.

“I’m bringing the ocean’s aquatic environments and marine creatures to life on stage by using a giant screen featuring lots of amazing footage from my encounters with sharks, whales and dolphins over the years.

“Also, some life-size scale ocean giants that we’ll be bringing out on stage, which I think really helps because it’s very, very difficult to get a sense of how big these animals really are.”


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Steve described the ocean and its animals as his ‘absolute passion’ and added it’s a part of the world that is a mystery to most people.

The show will highlight what makes oceanic animals special and how they function.

Steve will also talk about the challenges these animals face and issues the broader environments in the oceans face as well.

The daring naturalist expects to be fully involved as he takes on stunts.

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He added: “We’ve done quite a lot of this sort of thing on my kids’ television programmes over the years, and I find that it's a really effective way of illustrating an area of animal biology that perhaps otherwise might just be beyond our imagination.

“The classic would be that I can say 1000 times over that the biggest blue whale ever was 32 metres long and weighed 200 tonnes, but nobody knows what that means.

“It's not until you actually take a jumbo jet and you saw its wings off, and you say, 'right, it's that big, and it weighs that much,' that people get it.”

Steve will perform in Southend’s Cliffs Pavilion on October 17.

For tickets visit bit.ly/3YzUQhd.