Kynren - An Epic Tale of England the action-packed live blockbuster performed by a cast and crew of 1,000, taking you on an amazing journey through 2,000 years of history, myth and legend. Kynren, a world class show brought to life with magnificent sets, combat, stunts, horsemanship, stunning pyrotechnics and amazing special effects set to a thrilling original soundtrack. Kynren is a captivating experience for all the family, it really has to be seen to be believed!
17 performances from 30th June to 15th September
Bringing 2000 years of history, myth and legend to life in a spectacular family entertainment for all ages!
As dusk falls, you take your seat in anticipation in front of a vast stage. The lake is still. You are immersed in the music. You are watching King Harold rejoicing, having conquered the Vikings, but his celebrations are short-lived. The tranquil waters of the lake begin to ripple, its surface begins to swirl. Suddenly a Norman longship erupts from its depths, bearing a fierce William of Normandy and his roaring men who leap ashore, swords held high.
This is just one of Kynren's 29 scenes which takes you on an action-packed and emotional journey through time. Encompassing the Roman occupation, the Viking and Norman invasions, medieval feasts and jousting, the splendour of the Tudors, the English Civil War, the Georgian Renaissance, Industrial Revolution and two world wars right up to the current period and many other scenes in between - Kynren takes you on a spellbinding voyage through history, myth and legend, as seen through the eyes of Arthur, the son of a mining family from the North East of England.
Brought to you by a 1,000-strong cast and crew who have been professionally trained by international performance experts in dance, theatrical combat, pyrotechnics, and equestrianism. The huge cast is joined on stage by the animals of Kynren, collectively bringing each scene to life amidst jaw-dropping special effects and an original sound track by the award-winning composer Nathan Stornetta.
For a taste of Kynren, have a look at our official trailer.
An absolute 'must see' experience , not just a show. The main event is a unique open air performance of the history of the North East of England given on an outdoor stage by hundreds of highly trained and motivated, local volunteers of all ages AND animals.
This is an unbelievable masterpiece of entertainment. Relatively unknown you would be wise to book and secure any seat as the vista is equally as good from bronze to gold.
I took my grand-sons 11&12 years ,One of them had just returned from Florida [ Disney land] , so I expected this show to be a hard act to follow, how wrong I was ! . This show is fantastic ,keeps you entertained from beginning to end well worth every penny.
This is a wonderful way to spend a summer's evening. We had the opportunity to see the last show of this season and I have to say I wasn't prepared for the true spectacle of this amazing event. It makes you proud to live in this region!
Kyren was recommended and exceeded all my expectations. This is a wonderful spectacle in a fantastic setting. There was so much going on it was hard to know where to look. Exciting one minute and charming the next, Kynren is delightful and not to be missed!
Can't recommend the evening highly enough. Go if you get a chance, you'll be giggling, cheering, stomping clapping and crying all within 90 minutes. Adored it!
Take every superlative used in the previous reviews and you still can't convey the brilliance of this experience. Superb special effects, lighting techniques, pyrotechnics, 1500 talented and enthusiastic volunteers on stage and around the venue and some amazing animals too