Rascals and Rogues unleash their charms on The York Dungeon

15th May, 2015

The York Dungeon will be taken over by charming ‘rascals and rogues’ who will be trying to recruit new members for their mischievous gang in the attraction’s new interactive half-term (23rd-31st May) show!

Visitors will step into a dark and eerie world, winding their way through the back streets of York. They will be shown ‘Wanted’ posters by the Dungeon’s local constable who will introduce the rebellious rogues and tell tales of their troublesome behaviour.

Guests might have been warned but nothing will prepare them for a surprise meeting with Samuel Gregory – leader of the notorious Gregory Gang! Confident, quick, brash and full of beans, Samuel’s dreams are as big as his ability to entice innocent victims to his fearless mob.

As they are taken to the cellar of The Old Cock Inn, the secret meeting point for Gregory Gang members, the potential recruits must be on their guard.

Following their encounter with Samuel, guests will continue to meet some of history’s most infamous rascals, be swept away by their charms and lured into a world of criminal escapades.

These charming and devious characters are going to take visitors on a thrilling adventure and give them the skills to ‘hold up’ a carriage and become the ultimate rascal.

With an amazing cast of theatrical actors and special effects, guests can meet Dick Turpin, the most infamous English highwayman renowned for poaching, burglary, horse theft and murder.

Helen Douglas, General Manager at The York Dungeon, said: “History has revealed many exciting tales of loveable rogues and ruthless rascals and we are very excited to draw on their antics for our latest attraction.

“Guests will be swept away by our charming rogues and could well end up as the latest recruit to their gang. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!”

And because it’s half-term, guests can expect even darker, scarier and more twisted behaviour from the cast of history’s most notorious characters. From Guy Fawkes to Henry VIII, visitors to the Dungeon will meet a variety of familiar faces as they journey through 12 shows that are profiled at the popular attraction.

As an extra bonus for families looking for a great, value-for-money day out, online prices for a family of four (minimum one adult 16+ and two children under 16) start at just £35.00 if booked in advance online at http://www.thedungeons.com/york/en/book-tickets/family-saver-tickets.aspx. Booking online also ensures priority entrance too!

For further information or to pre-book tickets online before your visit please go to thedungeons.com/york/en/. Reduced prices are available for tickets booked in advance.

For regular news, updates and competitions, The York Dungeon is also on Facebook facebook.com/TheYorkDungeon and Twitter twitter.com/ YorkDungeon.




For further information please contact Gough Bailey Wright on 01527 579 555

Michelle Ivins – Senior PR Director: michelleivins@gough.co.uk

Laura Quigley – Senior PR Account Manager: laura@gough.co.uk

Emma Portman- Junior Account Executive- emma.portman@gough.co.uk

Note to Editors:

MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 105 attractions, 11 hotels/3 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and c25,000 employees. 

Among Merlin’s attractions are - SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, The London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide Park Resort, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK.  All brands which are distinctive, challenging and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.

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