Auckland Castle, County Durham, to stage epic night show with cast of 1,000

Taking its lead from the Puy du Fou theme park in France, the Eleven Arches project will put history at the forefront of live shows – the largest open-air performances in the UK since the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony

Plans for the UK’s newest tourist attraction were unveiled this week: an epic live show that will be the largest open-air performance staged in the country since the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.

From June 2016, the grounds of Auckland Castle, County Durham, will host the Eleven Arches project – a spectacular night show bringing to life 2,000 years of Britain’s history with a cast and crew of 1,000 professionally trained volunteers.

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