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George McGavin: It's a Wild Life - Tales from Television

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In this engaging and intriguing show, Dr George McGavin shares his personal journey to discover the world of wildlife – big and especially small.

Join George on a riveting adventure, as he shares stories of the wild and wonderful places he has visited and the amazing discoveries he has made along the way. His work has taken him from the tropical forests of Papua New Guinea and Borneo to the caves of Thailand, and from the jungles of Belize to the savannahs of Tanzania.

As a much-loved zoologist, entomologist and broadcaster, George’s work in television has been fascinating and varied over many years. Drawing from his wonderful collection of wildlife images and film footage, he will share sights, sounds, and behind the scenes secrets – from when it went right, and when it went wrong!

George will also introduce his passion for the most diverse group of animals – insects – which have been around for well over 400 million years and make up the majority of animal species alive today.  George reveals the secrets to their success and explores how their survival is the key to our own.


Important information

Ticket prices: £17 - £21

Running time: 1 hours 45 minutes including interval

Age recommendation: 10+ with guidance

On Sale Dates:
27 Sept – Gold friends, corporates and supporters
29 Sept – Friends
06 Oct – Public

For Friends, Best Friends and Gold Friends who joined post June-22
Friends – 5%
Best Friends and Gold Friends – 10%
Under 26 – £17


Part of Norwich Theatre’s year-long Creative Matters series. Creative Matters: Climate Stories harnesses the power of creativity and helps audiences and participants participate in the climate change conversation and creatively explore the way ahead.

Norwich Theatre Royal - Auditorium | 2020


“George is a rarity.” Sir David Attenborough

“Crawling with detail, glowing with extraordinary facts, rich with humour.” Professor Alice Roberts

“George is a force of nature. A scientist with a brain the size of a planet, and the enthusiasm of a starry eyed six year old.” Steve Backshall


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