Ross Kemp's Extreme Tales hits Auckland stage next year

Sunday 17 December 2017

Ross Kemp's Extreme Tales hits Auckland stage next year

Brace yourselves for eye-opening facts revealed by international documentary maker, author and actor Ross Kemp when he brings his 'Extreme Tales' to Christchurch and Auckland in February next year.

The Essex-born journalist will uncover how the extreme world works live on stage, delivering remarkable insights into the 73 documentaries that he has made with his team across the world in the last 15 years. Kemp will talk frankly about some of the world's most dangerous people, the places he has visited and the humour that keeps him and his team going.

Kemp has come face-to-face with some of the worst aspects of humanity. From witnessing the tribal violence in Kenya to the Democratic Republic of Congo and reporting on the frontline in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Afghanistan, Kemp and his team have spent time in some of the most dangerous places on the planet.

He will talk openly about how he became a documentary maker after meeting a member of the infamous American 'Bloods' who had been shot more than 20 times that led him to make documentaries about gangs from El Salvador to East Timor and from Moscow to South Africa. His award-winning documentaries examine extreme situations that exist and analyse who we are and why we do the things we do.

"I'm really excited to be speaking candidly about my experiences in some of the most extreme places on the earth... It's very easy for people to assume there is good and evil in the world, but I have often found it isn't that simple. I'm looking forward to sharing my personal experiences, both humorous and heart breaking." - Ross Kemp

Driven by a sense of social justice, Kemp and his team have risked their lives to make these documentaries and have never shied away from asking the difficult questions. Through his landmark TV series 'Extreme World' which has been broadcast on British TV since 2011 and is seen on BBC Knowledge on SKY Television in New Zealand, Kemp is a true voice who explains how our world is mapped with conflict, ranging from war to trafficking, drugs, violence and suffering.

Kemp will deliver the stories, the heroes, the villains and the bravery of ordinary people in extraordinary situations. For the first time ever, Kemp will deliver highlights from his back catalogue and his personal story of how an actor carved a new career in a world where there are no scripts.

In this no-holds-barred evening, Ross Kemp delivers the brutal untold story of our diverse world so be prepared to laugh, cry and rethink who and what you are.