Royal Onstage welcomes National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry

By Sara Wilson

Famed National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry, known for capturing picture-perfect moments with marine wildlife and underwater environments will be the inaugural speaker in the National Geographic Live series at the Royal Theatre on Nov. 7.

The Royal and McPherson Theatres Society will take on a new role in 2017/2018 season with the Royal OnStage presents National Geographic Live, National Geographic’s touring speaker series.

“Historically, the Royal and McPherson theatres have been rental houses, where promoters bring shows to the theatres and the RMTS facilitates the best production, audience and box office experience possible,” says RMTS Executive Director Lloyd Fitzsimonds. “This will continue to be our main focus but with the launch of Royal Onstage presents, we also take on an entrepreneurial role as a promoter.”

During Nat Geo Live events, the audience will dive deep into the world’s oceans, experience surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit, and meet Spinosaurus, the largest predatory dinosaur ever discovered.

“We know this series will speak to Victorians, who are some of the most active, curious and environmentally aware people in the country,” Fitzsimonds said.

Since 1998, Skerry has been a contract photographer for National Geographic Magazine covering a wide range of subjects and stories. In 2014 he was one of five photographers named as a National Geographic Photography Fellow. In 2015 he was named a Nikon Ambassador and in June 2017 he was awarded the title of Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year. Tickets start at $42.50 and are available at rmts.bc.ca.

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