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Kynren - An epic tale of England

2017 witnessed a must-see show that was even bigger, better and brighter than before, with 17 action-packed shows across the summer. 

Produced by Eleven Arches, Kynren – An Epic Tale of England once again illuminated Bishop Auckland, shining a light on 2,000 years of British history and taking audiences of 8,000 at a time on a 90-minute journey through time, played out on a 7.5 acre stage (that’s the size of five football pitches) against the magnificent backdrop of Auckland Castle.

Performances were crammed with special effects that brought scenes to life with thrilling visual impact. Seated in an open-air Tribune, visitors were set off on an epic journey from Roman times through to the Second World War, encountering Viking and Norman invasions, mediaeval feasts to the splendour of the Tudors, the Industrial Revolution and the Roaring Twenties along the way.

In 2017, there was a larger cast and crew to add to the visual splendour and scale of Kynren, with voluntters joined on stage by a supporting cast of horses, sheep, goats, cattle, geese and ducks, and life-size replicas of Norman longboats, steam trains, wagons and carriages.

Will Kynren be the highlight of your summer? Keep checking back for further news of the 2018 shows.

Kynren 2017 Trailer from This is Durham on Vimeo.

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