BBC explorer’s tour discovers Potters Bar theatre

PUBLISHED: 22:04 30 September 2011

BBC presenter Paul Rose will be appearing at the Wyllyotts Theatre

BBC presenter Paul Rose will be appearing at the Wyllyotts Theatre


FROM Antarctica to Potters Bar and back – that’s the journey of discovery an explorer will be taking.

BBC presenter Paul Rose brings Explore – an ‘audience with’ style theatre show – to the Wyllyotts Centre on Sunday night.

The intrepid adventurer recently appeared on TV screens presenting BBC Two’s Britain’s Secret Seas, having previously presented Voyages of Discovery and Oceans, also for the BBC.

A professional diver, polar explorer, mountaineer, NASA assistant and yachtsman, Explore is something of a new venture for the Essex man.

For it is the TV presenter’s debut theatre lecture show and the avid explorer will bring a lifetime of remarkable adventures to the venue off Darkes Lane, the national tour’s first port of call.

Paul said: “I head back to Antarctica in November for my 14th season in support of polar science and I’m very excited about sharing my experiences on this UK theatre tour just before I head south!”

Paul has spent more than 40 years exploring the world, both on land and sea.

His expeditions have taken him all over the planet from the icy wastes of Antarctica to the heights of Everest in the Himalayas.

Climbing Antarctica’s most active volcano to assist NASA in testing its Mars lander, diving in sub-zero waters looking for near-shore marine biology sites and exploring the remote Mascerene Plateau in the western Indian Ocean are just a few of his many adventures.

A modern-day explorer, Paul has been “run over” by an iceberg the size of Hyde Park and once had to survive for four days on soup made out of toothpaste.

Dubbed “the survivalist historian” by The Times, his passion for discovery and exploration has been captured for TV audiences in numerous documentaries.

His highly-acclaimed BBC series Voyages of Discovery saw him follow in the footsteps of such pioneers as Captain Cook and Ferdinand Magellan.

On BBC Two’s Oceans, Paul spent a year leading eight voyages to explore the planet’s last true wilderness.

His new BBC Two series Britain’s Secret Seas sees him exploring closer to home, capturing the stunning marine life and mysterious wrecks just beyond our own shores.

In Explore, Paul uses behind-the-scenes stories and footage from his television programmes to inspire the audience with his spirit of adventure and his passion for the environment.

Tickets for the show, which starts at 7.30pm, cost £14, and £13 concessions.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 01707 645005.

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