Over 100,000 people will come to County Durham this summer to experience ‘Kynren - an epic tale of England’, Bishop Auckland’s live action extravaganza, the mesmerising show that takes you on a whistle stop tour of 2,000 years of history, myth and legend.
Taking place on a vast landscaped stage with a huge lake at its centre hiding a host of surprises, you’ll meet many of the characters and events that have shaped the north east - and the country as a whole - as the 29 scenes, encompassing the Roman occupation to World War II, unfold in front of your eyes.
With a nightly audience of 8,000 and a cast and crew of almost 1,500 professionally-trained volunteers performing alongside horses, sheep, oxen, donkeys, goats and geese, the scale of the show must be seen to be believed. Spectacular sets appearing as if by magic, mass choreography and fierce battles are illuminated with dazzling special effects, effervescent lighting and mesmerising pyrotechnics, set to a spine-tingling original score which you’ll experience in movie-like surround sound.
Whether you are experiencing Kynren for the first time or a returning visitor, expect to be blown away by the sheer spectacle of Kynren 2017.