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New Tudor Show Begins At The York Dungeon's

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7:46am 6th April 2014

The York Dungeon's new 'Tyrannical Tudors' show, opens this weekend and promises some rip-roaring merriment, as well as bringing those on the receiving end of King Henry VIII's wrath vividly to life.

If you were impoverished in Tudor times and begged in the wrong part of York, you could expect to be whipped, lose part of an ear or even incur the death penalty - especially after Yorkshire's rebellion during Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries - which included St Mary's Abbey in York. 

Now the York Dungeon team is bringing this period of history back to compelling but humorous life, and you can view it, feel it and interact with it from the relative safety of a new floor at the Dungeon dealing purely with the tyrannical Tudors.

The new 75 minute live show will include plenty of gripping storytelling involving all the senses as actors relive 1541, when York was enduring hard times at Henry's hands. 

There will also be a liberal dose of mischievous fun and cheeky opportunities for audience interaction, which is always at the heart of every unique York Dungeon experience.

Actor Daniel James Elmes plays John Thomas in the new show, and is really excited about his new role.

He said: "The character I play hasn't lost his sense of humour, despite great adversity, and we know visitors will love this new show. 

"We want them to feel as if they're back in 1541 with us, but they're going to laugh a lot, too."

Tickets can be pre-booked for the Easter holidays, taking advantage of a special saving of £5.90 on normal prices. 

Early booking offers can be found at www.thedungeons.com/york  

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