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News Release – Issued by The York Dungeon


The York Dungeon’s new fearfully funny show

Open from Friday 4th April 2014

Watch out, The Tudors and Henry VIII are back in York as The York Dungeon launches its NEW Show ‘Tyrannical Tudors’ which will open to the public on Friday 4th April.

Visitors will step back into St Mary’s Abbey 1541, where King Henry VIII has brought the Dissolution of the Monasteries and York is in a bad way...the city is broke and taxes are high! Tyrant King Henry is on the warpath with 4000 soldiers to settle the score with Yorkshire for supporting the Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion. Will you be able to stand up against King Henry’s soldiers and survive?

General Manager at the popular York Dungeon, Helen Douglas, said: “The York Dungeon is very excited about the launch of ‘Tyrannical Tudors’ and the arrival of the shows new character who is fighting for survival as Henry VIII soldiers storm the city of York. Visitors will be in for a surprise as they are faced with a fearfully funny experience, perfect for those families who are up for a laugh.”

The ‘Tyrannical Tudor’ show will have a brand new character, costume, script and theatrical 360° set bringing a interactive fearfully funny new edge to the experience, which brings together 2,000 years of Yorkshire’s murky history.

The York Dungeon is a brilliantly fun 75 minute performance based show filled with laughter, screaming, history and special effects. The theatrical, themed tour contains nine actor led shows, filled with comedy, Yorkshire stories and ‘banter’. It’s a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It’s hilariously fun and it’s sometimes a bit scary. We love it – and we know you will too!

Pre-book tickets now for the Easter Holidays, and take advantage of a special, save over £5.90, early booking offer at



Opening times: Monday - Sunday 10am – 5.30pm. Guests are advised to check the website to confirm opening times and pre-book tickets before visiting.Best prices online adult prices from £10 if visitors book online and visit before 23rd May at or £15.90 on the door



Laura Strangeway at the York Dungeon on 01904 464019 or

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