Intrepid explorer Benedict Allen heads for the Malverne hills
We all love the real-life ‘ripping yarns’ of intrepid explorers and Benedict Allen has some of the best. This adventurer last hit the headlines when he was dramatically rescued after being reported missing during a solo expedition in Papua New Guinea. Benedict went missing during a solo expedition to contact the remote Yaifo tribe - one of the few people on earth who have had little or no contact with outsiders. He was retracing an expedition of that he first undertook back in the 1980s. The alarm was raised when he failed to turn up for a planned return flight to Hong Kong. Eventually Benedict was spotted at a remote airstrip and rescued by helicopter.You can hear about this and his many other adventures when he appears in An Audience with Benedict Allen at the Malverne theatre on Wednesday (20th June).There will be much to tell. For Allen, who is probably best known as the presenter of TV shows like Channel 5’s Unbreakable and was once dubbed “television’s most fearless man”, is one the last of the great British explorers. Over the past 25 years his daring exploits have taken him to some of the remotest parts of the world, including the Amazon, Siberia, New Guinea, Haiti, Mongolia, the Gobi Desert and the Namib Desert. This is a rare chance to hear him discuss the arduous and treacherous exploits that have seen him attacked by gold-miners and being forced to eat his own dog.
An Audience with Benedict Allen is Malvern Theatres in Malverne, Worcestershire, on Wednesday 20th June. More information at www.malvern-theatres.co.uk