Kynren - an epic tale of England

Join young Arthur on his spellbinding journey through time and watch legends come to life in the thrilling tale of his quest.

From the fog of war and the noise of battle to the heat of industry; from Romans to Victorians; from the lavish pomp and pageantry of royal ceremony to thrilling choreography, amazing stunts, equestrianism, water jets, special effects and pyrotechnics, this multi-award-winning live action, outdoor theatre spectacular delights and dazzles the senses as the last 2,000 years are brought to vivid life on an enormous scale.

Watch Boudicca’s courageous but doomed uprising against the Romans and the clash of Viking and Anglo Saxon leaders at the battle of Stamford Bridge.

Experience the excitement of daring jousting knights on horseback charging at full speed, for the entertainment and merriment of Bishop Bek, the all-mighty Prince Bishop of Durham, and his colourful entourage.

Witness the future King Arthur’s magical encounter with the Lady of the Lake and as he draws the sword Excalibur from the stone.

Step aboard Queen Elizabeth I’s royal barge as she invites Shakespeare to introduce to her some of his most famous characters, trace the bloody outcome of England’s Civil War and follow King Charles’ final journey to the executioner’s block.

Join in the lavish celebrations of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and travel with the brave soldiers to the battlefields of the continent during both World Wars.

These are just some of the 29 dramatic scenes as Kynren takes audiences on a thrilling, action-packed and emotional journey through time.

Each scene is brought to unforgettable life and enhanced by an original soundtrack by the award-winning composer Nathan Stornetta.

The dialogue itself features the distinctive tones of Kevin Whately, best known for his roles in Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Inspector Morse and Lewis. Kevin’s voice plays the part of Old Arthur, the character who reveals the secret of time travel to Young Arthur, setting him off on his quest for knowledge; ‘Kynren’ echoes the Anglo Saxon word ‘cynren’, meaning generation, kin or family, and is a fitting name for Arthur’s epic discovery of his roots. 

Join us this summer! Don’t miss this incredible experience, named as one of the “Top 5 performances to see in the UK” by TripAdvisor. 

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