– Posted on Monday 28th June 2021

Manx National Heritage’s immersive historical theatre group, Labyrinth: History in Action, are back with a brand new performance. Labyrinth – The Chronicles of Mann will take place at the Rushen Abbey on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 July.

In a ninety-minute guided performance visitors will embark upon an immersive theatrical journey to discover more about the layers of history at this seemingly tranquil site.  Feuding kings, church power, night clubs, schools, tea dances, a warrior bishop and more. Rushen Abbey has seen it all.

Allison Fox from Manx National Heritage and Labyrinth: History in Action said:

“We know about the early history of Rushen Abbey from the Medieval manuscript ‘The Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles’, and our talented cast has been using this as a source of historical information to help bring the stories to life.  The later social history of the site isn’t forgotten either, so with a mix of Medieval monks and warriors, and modern tea-dancers and clubbers, this promises to be one of the most varied Labyrinth productions so far!

The stories we are telling will be interpreted in our own unique Labyrinth style, so expect the unexpected – and with a setting as atmospheric as Rushen Abbey anything can happen.”

Visitors are advised before booking, that Labyrinth is an active and fast-moving experience which will involve walking throughout the visitor centre and Abbey grounds. The route is wheel chair accessible. The event takes place whatever the weather. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather. Umbrellas are welcome!  Please arrive promptly for your departure time as detailed on your receipt.

Performance dates and times:

Saturday 10 July at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm

Saturday 11 July at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm

Tickets £12 per person available online

Whilst Rushen Abbey will remain open to other visitors at these times, the tour is exclusively for ticketholders. Places are limited on each tour and the tour duration is approximately 90 minutes. Not suitable for children under 7.


Event Notes

For more details about the event please see our Event Information Guide:

Media contact:

For further information, please contact:

Katie King, Manx National Heritage and Labyrinth: History in Action
Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 3LY
t: +44 (0) 1624 648023

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