Life on Our Planet

Tue 8 October 2024, 7:30pm,
Bridgewater Hall

From esk film, in association with Netflix and Silverback Films, comes a new natural history immersive concert experience: Netflix’s Life on Our Planet in Concert, presenting the highlights from across the series alongside an incredible live soundtrack.

Life on Our Planet is a ground-breaking new 8-part series created by Silverback Films in association with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. Narrated by Academy Award®-winner Morgan Freeman, it’s the story of life’s epic battle to conquer and survive on planet Earth. Today there are 20 million species on our planet, yet what we see is just a snapshot in time – 99% of earth’s inhabitants are lost to our deep past.

Organised around the five mass extinction events that have forever shaped the planet – plus the sixth we’re facing today – the series brings creatures known only from fossils to life in dramatic, photo-real fashion. These stunning scenes are presented alongside cutting-edge natural history sequences, showcasing the unique evolutionary advantages modern species have inherited from their ancestors in ways that have never been seen before.

Accompanied by our orchestra playing the score live, audiences will see the story of life unfold through its most pivotal moments – from the first single-celled life form to the first animals to move out from the sea and onto land, to the first creatures to take flight. Revisiting one of Earth’s longest-lived dynasties, the dinosaurs, viewers will bear witness to the cataclysmic downfall that led to the age of the mammals and the rise of the most dangerous animal the earth has ever seen: us.

As it traces our lineage across this epic journey, Life on Our Planet underscores our unique status as the only species in the four-billion-year story of the planet as we know it to understand what is happening to our world and what is needed to put it right. Afterall, there’s one thing the past has shown us: life always finds a way.


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  • Narrator Morgan Freeman
  • Manchester Camerata
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