A cast of 1,500 reenacts 2,000 years of history in just 90 minutes in a show of Olympic-opening-ceremony proportions dubbed ‘an epic tale of England’

An outdoor live show that zips through 2,000 years of English history, with appearances from the Venerable Bede, Boudica, William the Conqueror, Cardinal Wolsey, William Shakespeare, Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, Winston Churchill and Kevin Whately (his voice, that is), not to mention a lifesize Norman longship, a revolving house and a replica moving steam train. Starting at dusk and ending in darkness, it’s told from the point of view of a time-travelling local lad, which draws in young audiences immediately.

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