COMEDIAN and television presenter Griff Rhys Jones will be bringing his tour exploring the subject of travel to Monmouth's Savoy Theatre.

Where was I? takes as its starting point some of Mr Rhys Jones' personal jaunts from the last 15 years.

He has sailed a boat to St Petersburg and around the Mediterranean. He has travelled in Morocco, the Galapagos, India and Australia.

But mostly he has ventured forth to work for TV, making Greatest Cities, A Slow Train to Africa, In Search of the Black Rhino, Burma and The Forgotten Army, several series of Three Men In A Boat and programmes on mountains, rivers, lost routes and tribal art.

He’s going to look behind those “making of” snippets for the real truth about TV travel.

He has wandered from The Torres Straight Islands to Mali, from Moscow to Dar Es Salam, ridden “the train of death”, jumped from a burning boat in the Galapagos, sat with tribal elders and been ordered off their island. He has unwillingly climbed up mountains and abseiled down waterfalls, gone window cleaning on New York skyscrapers without a safety rope and clambered through Manchester’s most demanding sewers.

He will be telling plenty of funny stories but also musing on the nature of travel itself - about the differences between travel and tourism.

The show is described as both hilarious and fascinating. It will take place at the Savoy Theatre on Friday, July 6, starting at 7.30pm.

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