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For the first time ever survivalist and bushcraft expert Ray Mears is bringing his live stage show to Newcastle Theatre Royal. Take a seat because Born to go Wild, a journey into the earth’s wildest places and a lesson in extreme survival lands for one night only on Sunday 29 October 2017.

Author, photographer and the star of countless television series, the legendary Mears

has been discovering the joys of exploring the wilderness since an early age. His fascination with those extreme and dangerous parts of the planet undisturbed by human activity has shaped his life and established him as a leading voice in the field.

In Born to go Wild, Ray will take audiences on a figurative journey into the most extraordinary places which he believes are vital for creativity and nurturing of the human spirit. He will give audiences a unique insight into his wilderness travels and essential survival techniques, including tales of his recent visits to Australia and the extraordinary conditions endured by indigenous wildlife. He will also explore fire, what it means to humanity and the essential role it plays in our survival.

For two decades the name Ray Mears has been recognised throughout the world. He was catapulted into the public eye when he survived a helicopter crash during the filming of his first TV series in the early 90’s and then helped Northumbria police track down one of the UK’s most notorious criminals in 2010. Then through his various television series including Tracks, World of Survival, Trips and Money Can’t Buy with Ewan McGregor he went on to inspire generations across the planet. His down to earth approach, obvious passion for his subject and the empathy and respect he shows for the natural world and its inhabitants have established him as a national treasure and a force for good. 

Born to go Wild is at Newcastle Theatre Royal for one night only on Sunday 29 October 2017 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £28.50 and can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 (Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge) or book online at





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