COMING TO AUSTRALIA MARCH 2019
Take a breath and discover life beneath the surface with Blue Planet II Live in Concert. This once in a lifetime experience coming to Australia this March will be hosted by the incomparable Joanna Lumley and accompanied by Australia’s finest Symphony Orchestra’s performing the original score by Hans Zimmer.
This extraordinary concert event features breathtaking footage from the multi award-winning BBC television series starring Sir David Attenborough on a state-of-the-art 75 square metre 4K Ultra HD LED screen. The original immersive score from the series by Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and David Fleming will be performed live to picture by one of Australia’s finest symphony orchestras.
Blue Planet II Live in Concert brings the wonders and mysteries of the planet’s oceans and wildlife to the stage. Journey across the globe and dive into enchanted depths as we discover where some of Earth’s best kept secrets hide; from the vastness of the big blue, to underwater forests and cities of coral. As we continue to recognise the human impact on our ocean habitats, now is the time to be part of something bigger and be inspired by the underwater world on which we depend.
BLUE PLANET II
LIVE IN CONCERT
An amazing story
Joanna Lumley is one of the most recognisable and loved British personalities, best known for her BAFTA-award winning role as Patsy on the hit comedy series Absolutely Fabulous. She was recently honoured with a Rose D’Or Lifetime Achievement Award and also hosts her own riveting travel documentaries.
“I am thrilled to be coming to Australia for my stage debut hosting the breathtaking Blue Planet II Live in Concert. This incredible concert experience is not to be missed and I can’t wait to see you there”
Take a deep dive into Blue Planet II Live in Concert with an exclusive VIP experience. Get your professional photograph taken at the VIP meet & greet with the incomparable Joanna Lumley, all whilst enjoying premium drinks and canapés. Be greeted at a VIP concierge desk and then watch Blue Planet II Live in Concert from the best seats in the house. Finally, remember the extraordinary concert event with a souvenir programme and exclusive VIP lanyard and laminate to wear on the night.
It’s an experience you truly don’t want to miss.
ABOUT THE TELEVISION SERIES
Blue Planet II – Live in Concert is a live adaptation of a television story that began some 20 years ago when a team of wildlife filmmakers from the BBC’s Natural History Unit set out to make a television series on the world’s oceans, the breadth and scale of which had never been seen before. Broadcast in 2001, the multi award-winning The Blue Planet, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, cemented the Unit’s peerless reputation for underwater filming.
Now, a generation later, the Natural History Unit has once again dived deep into the blue underworld, providing the audience with a completely new perspective on our oceans, coasts and coral ecosystems – full of mystery, surprise, and startling revelations. With the help of ground-breaking advancements in research and technology, the BBC Earth landmark series has not only presented the viewer with spectacular images but the public reaction to the series has raised awareness of how fragile our planet and environment has become from plastic contaminants and demonstrated the power of television to make an impact on society. The live concert adaptation is an extension of that striking visual and environmental narrative.
During the four-year filming of Blue Planet II, the teams embarked on 125 expeditions, travelled to 39 countries, filmed on all continents and in every ocean. They spent 6,000 hours deep-sea diving, 1,000 of which were on underwater boats. Logistically, some of these expeditions could be compared to a trip into space – such was the effort. In the process, the camera teams encountered creatures that appeared so strange that they really did seem to come from a different planet.
Revolutionary technology provided insights that the makers of the original series could never have imagined. With the help of endoscopic, low-light, towed and suction cameras, as well as diving robots and the latest underwater equipment, the camera teams ventured into the sea for longer and much deeper than ever before. This allowed them not only to enter new (underwater) worlds but also to discover new species and observe the previously unknown behaviour of the seas’ inhabitants.