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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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  • 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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