Tickets are now on sale for a festival show to celebrate Knaresborough’s rich and colourful history ahead of the arrival of the Tour de France in July.
The “Knaresborough Kaleidoscope” is a light and sound show, produced by Atmos Productions and commissioned by Le Tour Knaresborough with financial support from Renaissance Knaresborough.
Mark Firth, who is leading on the project for Le Tour Knaresborough, said: “We wanted an entertaining show that would be funny but historically correct, a show for all the family. I had Horrible Histories in mind when developing the show.”
Writer David Davies has created the script from local history books, using pivotal historical events, trends, and characters reflecting the changing face of Britain.
“The purpose of the show was to present a light-hearted entertainment, bringing smiles and fun as well as providing fascinating information about the history of the town,” said Mr Davies. “One thing I did not have to strive for too hard was variety: it was there already from the comical antics of Mother Shipton, the dark deeds connected with the murder of Thomas Becket and the range of significant characters such as Oliver Cromwell and King John who all played their part in the Knaresborough story.”
The show will have six performances at Holy Trinity Church in Gracious Street on the weekend of the tour and the Friday, Saturday and Sunday before.
Tickets, priced at £10 or £7 for under 18s, are now on sale from Cloud 99, Market Place, or online at www.wegottickets.com/evenue/13804