Tickets are now on sale for Kynren, an epic outdoor history show set to take place in County Durham. The spectacle, produced by Eleven Arches, will bring 2,000 years of English history to life. The show will feature 1,000 cast and crew members, including local volunteers, and is set to run from July to September 2016.

The term ‘Kynren’, derived from the Anglo-Saxon term ‘cynren’, means ‘generation’ or ‘kin’. The show will take place on a seven-and-a-half acre stage, with a backdrop of Auckland Castle. The audience will witness scenes of Viking and Norman invasions, medieval feasts, the Industrial Revolution, and both World Wars.

The project is the brainchild of investment manager Jonathan Ruffer, who bought Auckland Castle in 2012. The show is part of a £27m initiative aimed at revitalising Bishop Auckland and transforming it into a leading tourist destination.

Kynren is inspired by Puy du Fou, a popular historical theme park in France. The French park’s creator, Philippe de Villiers, is serving as an advisor on the project. The show hopes to attract 500,000 visitors annually, which would bring significant economic benefits to the local area.

Tickets for Kynren range from £25 to £55 for adults and £19 to £41 for children. A family ticket for two adults and two children is priced at £80 to £150.

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