Performed by a 1,000-strong cast and crew on a 7.5-acre outdoor stage, complete with its own lake, the show “immerses audiences in the thrilling re-telling of England’s extraordinary story, 2,000 years in the making”. Kynren features a range of choreography, stunts, equestrianism, special effects, pyrotechnics and a menagerie of live animals. Each show incorporates more than 600 separate pyrotechnic effects, ranging from burning boats and riders on fire to the fireworks finale.
This year’s production celebrates The Year of the Viking and includes a series of new scenes including a fiery Viking longship burial and a dramatic village coastal raid, as well as the chance to wander through a Viking village, complete with working blacksmith’s forge, prior to performances.
Every display is personally designed and created by Adam Hillary, display director. Commenting on the new partnership, Hillary said: “We are thrilled to be working with such a world-class show. The displays for Kynren this season will take the visitors breath away. We are also pleased that as part of our work with Kynren we have the ability to share our knowledge and skills with Kynren’s in-house pyrotechnics crew who help put on the show.
As part of the partnership Reaction Fireworks will train Kynren’s pyrotechnics team, who will come away with a City and Guilds qualification as part of their training.