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  • Kynren Joins Forces With Leading Pyrotechnic Display Team

    Posted on May 17, 2019

    ‘Kynren – an epic tale of England’ has appointed one of UK’s leading pyrotechnic display teams as their partners for the new 2019 show, which opens on 29th June. Each show incorporates more than 600 separate pyrotechnic effects ranging from burning boats and riders on fire to the stunning fireworks finale.

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  • Kynren Foal Named After Celtic Goddess

    Posted on May 16, 2019

    An adorable donkey foal, who recently became the newest member of the Kynren cast after being born in the middle of rehearsals, has been named after a Celtic goddess. Epona, is the protector of horses, donkeys and mules, and the name was suggested by Leia Sunter from Darlington following an online competition.

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  • Ultra Rare 'Viking' Chicks Hatch Out in Time for Starring Role

    Posted on May 13, 2019

    An epic live theatre production celebrating 2,000 years of English history welcomed their newest cast members in the shape of a dozen extremely rare ‘Viking’ chicks. Considered an Old World treasure, the chickens were originally bred by Vikings and can trace their origins back to the 9th century. They were even nicknamed ‘hens of the settlers’.

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  • Corporate Hospitality 2,000 Years in the Making at Kynren

    Posted on May 13, 2019

    Entertain special guests with a unique hospitality experience with exclusive show elements not generally available to the public. This year Kynren is offering three separate packages, enabling you to build a package which suits your own budget and taste: Drinks Reception, Drinks & Canapes, or Fully Catered with drinks, canapes, bowl food & dessert.

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  • Newest Cast Member Arrives Right on Cue

    Posted on May 03, 2019

    An adorable donkey foal has become the newest member of the UK’s biggest outdoor live theatre spectacular after being born in the middle of rehearsals. The so-far unnamed female foal demonstrated perfect timing as she made her grand entrance as cast and crew went through their first full run through of the award-winning Kynren – an epic tale of England at Bishop Auckland.

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  • The Vikings are coming!

    Posted on Apr 24, 2019

    Members of the 1,000-strong cast and crew of Kynren – An epic tale of England begin rehearsals for the UK’s biggest outdoor theatre event which takes place every Summer in County Durham from the end of June through until September.

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  • Book tickets now for UK's biggest outdoor live theatre event

    Posted on Apr 08, 2019

    Tickets for the UK’s biggest outdoor live theatre event have gone on sale online. Taking place every Saturday from 29th June to 14th September*, ‘Kynren – an epic tale of England’ is back! 2019 is “Year of the Viking” – The Vikings have arrived! See their dramatic attack on a fishing village which leaves a trail of destruction and fire.

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  • Kynren embarks on epic tree-planting mission

    Posted on Apr 03, 2019

    A team of volunteers has embarked on an epic mission to plant more than 8,000 native trees and shrubs at Kynren, Bishop Auckland. The team are hard at work planting 27 different varieties of hedging plants, trees and bushes; all of which are UK heritage species. As well as providing a beautiful, natural backdrop for visitors to the award-winning live outdoor theatre performances, the mass planting will also create significant new wildlife areas and boost biodiversity on the site.

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  • Become part of the UK's biggest live show

    Posted on Mar 07, 2019

    The UK’s biggest live action show is staging an Open Call audition for volunteers to join its cast and crew on Wednesday, 13th March from 6pm at Flatts Farm, Bishop Auckland. Set against the magnificent backdrop of Auckland Castle in County Durham, ‘Kynren’ is a spectacular re-telling of 2,000 years of English history featuring a 1,000-strong cast and crew on a 7.5-acre outdoor stage. The multi-award-winning shows, which run on Saturdays from 29th June to 14th September, (excluding 3 August), feature daring stunts, state-of-the-art special effects, fireworks and evocative orchestral music.

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  • Kynren volunteers awarded Durham County Council's highest civic accolade

    Posted on Dec 01, 2017

    Volunteers of the spectacular open-air live action show, ‘Kynren – An Epic Tale of England’, in Bishop Auckland were delighted recipients of The Chairman’s Medal today at Durham Town Hall. The Medal was presented by the Chairman of Durham County Council, Bill Kellett to 14 Kynren volunteers representing their 1,500 peers, in recognition of their outstanding Volunteering.

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