On 30th June 2018, Kynren – An Epic Tale of England returns for its third and most spectacular season yet. The UK’s ‘must see’ live action show, takes visitors on a breath-taking odyssey through 2,000 years of history, myth and legend and is set to thrill audiences with brand new scenes, new characters and daring and fiery new stunts.
Set against the magnificent backdrop of Auckland Castle in County Durham, Kynren returns for 17 sensational performances for the summer, following the entire 1,000-strong cast and crew receiving the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
Kynren brings the history of the UK and the North East to life in a 90-minute world-class spectacular. With state-of-the-art special effects, amazing fireworks and evocative orchestral music, this amazing celebration of heritage and history is both remarkable and unmissable for 2018.
This year Kynren will focusing on the theme ‘In Remembrance’, with the world-class spectacular marking two very special centenaries, the World War I Armistice – a moment laced with poppies and poignancy – and the Suffragette Movement winning the vote for women. Brand new scenes will witness a World War II commemoration of the Royal Air Force, and will include rousing moments of modern history, such as Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation and England winning the 1966 World Cup – every era stamping its mark for all generations.
Breath-taking effects fill the performance, and new giant waterjet ballet sequences, amazing pyrotechnics and lighting projections will leave audiences transfixed, while bold new stunts will see horses jumping over fire and dragging a Roman along the ground at speed.
Impressive five-star credentials in their hundreds of thousands from TripAdvisor add further endorsement of the passion and professionalism of the 1,000-strong cast and crew of volunteers, who have taken the show to world-class status, making arts and entertainment accessible to all generations.
New features also include a brand new Animal Croft and Blacksmiths for visitors to enjoy before the show even begins. With such an action-packed season ahead, the accolade of The Queen’s Award is ultimate validation of the show and its devoted volunteers.