Kynren - An Epic Tale of England

The County Durham-based outdoor live action show will run for the third time this year with 17 performances between 30th June and 15th September.

Organisers of Kynren - An Epic Tale of England describe the live event as an ‘immersive time travel adventure through 2,000 years of history, myth and legend.’

Groups will benefit from the introduction of new discounts this year; a 10% discount for ten or more people, and a 25% discount for bookings of 30 plus. Additionally, coach parking is free and the coach driver plus one other person will receive free admission.

From the Romans to the Georgian Renaissance

Audiences at Kynren can expect 29 different action-packed scenes that will present many different periods of time. The whole show is seen through the eyes of Arthur, the son of a mining family from the North East of England.

Set against the backdrop of Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland, the production encompasses the Roman occupation, the Viking and Norman invasions, Medieval feasts and jousting, and the splendour of the Tudors.

It also stages parts of the English Civil War, the Georgian Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution and two world wars right up to the current period and many other scenes in between.

New this year will be a variety of stunts, which will see a Roman centurion dragged along the ground at speed, and a performer wearing a blazing cape. The show will also mark two poignant moments in history, commemorating 100 years since the end of World War One and the Suffragette movement.

Kynren - An Epic Tale of England has a 1,000-strong cast and crew who have been professionally trained by international performance experts in dance, theatrical combat, pyrotechnics, and equestrianism.

The cast is joined on stage by the animals of Kynren, collectively bringing each scene to life amidst special effects and an original sound track by the award-winning composer, Nathan Stornetta.

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