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  • Kynren Picks Up Green Tourism Award

    Posted on Jun 18, 2019

    Kynren – an Epic Tale of England has been recognised for its commitment to supporting environmental initiatives with a Green Tourism Award. The Bishop Auckland-based live outdoor theatre spectacular, which premieres its new 2019 show on 29th June, has been awarded Bronze status in the internationally recognised accreditation scheme.

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  • Epic Reviews From Kynren's Press Preview - Northern Echo

    Posted on Jun 18, 2019

    Thank you to Chris Lloyd - Chief Features writer from the Northern Echo for this fantastic review from Saturday night. Read the full review here:

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  • Epic Photographs From Kynren's Press Preview - Richmondshire Today

    Posted on Jun 17, 2019

    Thank you to Guy Carpenter from Richmondshire today these fantastic photographs from our press preview on Saturday 15th June. Click here to view them all:

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  • Equestrian Expert Adding Extra Horsepower To Epic Live Show

    Posted on Jun 16, 2019

    International eventer Anna Warnecke is currently working out how best to kidnap a fisherwoman on horseback and teach a horse to walk on water. These are just two of the epic challenges facing the renowned German rider as she prepares for the 2019 season of the UK’s biggest and most spectacular live outdoor theatre show.

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  • Eleven Arches Appoint New Chairman To Kynren

    Posted on Jun 14, 2019

    Eleven Arches, the charity behind multi-award winning outdoor theatrical show ‘Kynren – an epic tale of England’, has appointed a new chairman. Durham-born Stephen Hall, a senior partner at Deloitte UK’s Newcastle office, is taking over the role from the charity’s founder philanthropist Jonathan Ruffer.

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  • Setting the Wheels in Locomotion

    Posted on Jun 10, 2019

    A replica of the world’s first passenger steam locomotive is being put through its paces prior to the premiere of the UK’s biggest outdoor theatre production in County Durham later this month. Part of the performance recreates the momentous first journey taken by the steam engine, known as Locomotion No.1 and designed by Robert Stephenson and his father George, on the nearby Stockton to Darlington railway on 25th September 1825.

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  • Make Father's Day Epic With Kynren

    Posted on Jun 07, 2019

    Everyone’s dad is epic and what better to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday 16th June, than with tickets to watch Kynren – an Epic Tale of England, the UK’s biggest outdoor live theatre event. The new show premieres on Saturday, 29th June with performances taking place every Saturday until 14th September*.

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  • Kynren Celebrates Volunteers' Week

    Posted on Jun 03, 2019

    The 1,000-strong cast and crew of ‘Kynren – an epic tale of England’, the UK’s largest outdoor theatrical performance, is celebrating Volunteers’ Week (1st-7th June). Made up of volunteers the team - known as Archers - is currently hard at work rehearsing for this year’s spectacular which premieres on Saturday, 29th June. The brainchild of philanthropist Jonathan Ruffer, Kynren was created to be a world-class show which would act as an engine for tourism-led growth in the North East.

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  • Making History

    Posted on May 31, 2019

    Kynren prop maker and Props Team leader Mark Rossi surrounded by just a selection of more than 3,000 authentic-looking weapons, shields, helmets and banners which will be used as part of the UK’s biggest outdoor theatrical performance in Bishop Auckland next month. The retired art teacher and a dedicated team of 29 crew members are responsible for creating all the props for the multi-award winning ‘Kynren – an epic tale of England’.

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  • Kynren's Queen Vic Joins Monarch's Bicentenary Birthday Celebrations

    Posted on May 24, 2019

    Kynren’s own version of Queen Victoria is joining the celebrations to mark her 200th birthday on Friday. Jean Robson, from Bishop Auckland, is one of Kynren’s cast members who has played the role of Queen Victoria since ‘Kynren – an epic tale of England’ was first performed back in 2016.

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