Mike Kennedy


Mike has 32 years of experience in the entertainment industry, having started at the young age of six on the stage. He has gone on to appear in three West End shows as well as television and radio, including roles such as Sgnt Wilson in the stage version of Dad’s Army, Doody in Grease, Nathan in The Full Monty, Buttons in Cinderella to name but a few.

His entertaining yet informative one man shows have gone down a storm and are also available in a simpler format for children on school visits with us. Mike can also create bespoke shows on a subject matter of your choice (contact us for details). He is also one of our leading historical guides for ghost hunting events at the Castle.

A Brief History of British History

‘A Brief History of British History’ is a unique one man show. It’s content covers every King & Queen of England from Edward the Confessor to Elizabeth II. Using humour, this show delivers a comedic but factual journey through history, highlighting some of the more quirky facts of British history.

A Brief History of the Romans

‘A Brief History of the Romans’ is a unique, fun and entertaining one man show. In this show, we look at the rise and fall of the great and all powerful Roman Empire, touching on aspects of a roman centurions life, finance and roman law, as well as the ever so bloody and nasty coliseum. This funny, yet factual approach to sharing the Romans colourful history will be both enjoyable and informative for all.

A Brief History of the Vikings

‘A Brief History of the Vikings’ is a unique, fun and entertaining one man show. We look at the dawning of the Vikings in England in 787, studying the growth and conquering of England by the Vikings, along with their beliefs, the long boat and traditional food eaten by Vikings.

We will also look at the myths surrounding Viking horns and what they were they really used for as well as runes and the Viking 25 letter alphabet. This funny, yet factual approach to sharing the Normans colourful history will be both enjoyable and informative for all.

A Brief History of the Normans

‘A Brief History of the Normans’ is a unique, fun and entertaining one man show. In this show we look at the Claim of William I to the throne of England; His reign of terror and fear, the Norman conquest of 1066 and less fearful Norman Kings. This humorous, yet factual approach to sharing the Normans colourful history will be both enjoyable and informative for all.

A Brief History of Castle History

‘A Brief History of Castle History’ is a unique, fun and entertaining one man show. In this show we explore the wonderful world of castles, looking at their design, structure, defence and attack techniques, castle life for residents and workers, the fortification of castles from wood to stone and the horrid jobs within the castle walls.

This funny, but factual approach to sharing the colourful history of castles will be both enjoyable and informative for all.

A Brief History of Medieval History

‘A Brief History of Medieval History’ is a unique and entertaining one man show. The show will give people an insight into medieval life, exposing the myths presented by Hollywood and looking at medieval life, knights, castles and some of the worst jobs in medieval history. Using humour, this show delivers a comedic yet factual journey through history, highlighting some of the more quirky facts of the medieval period.

A Brief History of Richard III

‘A Brief History of Richard III’ is a unique, fun one man show exploring the myths and legends surrounding the last Plantagenet King.

Separating the Tudor propaganda from the historical truth, we discuss the connection with the Princes in the Tower, Richard’s right to the throne, the war of the roses and the truth of the battle of Bosworth – why he was defeated and the failed searches for his body over the centuries.

Did he really have a hunchback and how did he end up in a car park in Leicester?

We look at not only his two year reign but also his life as a whole in this informative, educational and humorous look at Richard III.

A Brief History of the Stuarts

‘A Brief History of the Stuarts’ is a unique, fun and entertaining one man show. We will be exploring the story of our Scottish born King James I through to the last of the Stuarts, Queen Anne and touching on the Gunpowder Plot. The reign of Charles I and his flamboyant son Charles II will be discussed along with the restoration of Britain and the story of how we became the United Kingdom.

This funny, yet factual approach to sharing the Stuarts colourful history will be both enjoyable and informative for all.

The Brief History of the Tudors

‘A Brief History of the Tudors’ is a unique, fun and entertaining one man show. It shows various aspects of the reigns of Henry Tudor through to Elizabeth I, focusing on some of the more interesting facts of this most famous family and will highlight the parts of Tudor History that have been overshadowed. Explore the fun side of history in this entertaining and factual presentation.

The Brief History of the Victorians

‘A Brief History of the Victorians’ is a unique, fun and entertaining one man show. We look at the reign of Queen Victoria and the lives of her many children, the rich and poor of Victorian Society, the birth and evolution of the British police as well as crime and punishment of the time. We also look at the growth of the British Empire as well as the wonderful industrial revolution and the darker aspects of child labour and the workhouses.

This funny, yet factual approach to sharing the Victorians colourful history will be both enjoyable and informative for all.

A Brief History of Jack the Ripper

‘A Brief History of Jack the Ripper’ is a unique and entertaining one man show. The Ripper is considered Britain’s first serial killer and we look at evidence found at the murder scenes, the murder victims, as well as other victims now linked to that of the ripper murders and the possible suspects of these horrid crimes. This informative and factual approach to sharing Jack the Rippers colourful history will be both enjoyable and informative for all.

A Brief History of WWI

‘A Brief History of World War I’ is told in a light hearted but factual way as a unique one man show using visual aids and illustrations as well as props and costume. Explore some of the more interesting sides of the Great War and experience and relive the tales as told by the heroes of the time in this interactive experience.

A Brief History of British Comedy

‘A Brief History of British Comedy’ is a unique one man show, exploring many aspects of the boom in British comedy in the mid 60’s through to the thriving 70’s. Such comedy greats mentioned are Morecambe and Wise, Tommy Cooper, Benny Hill, Eric Sykes, Tony Hancock, Steptoe and Son, The Two Ronnies, Monty Python, Dads Army and many more.

Sit back and enjoy a journey through Comedy History as you relive classic clips and footage from these great programs and learn about the behind the scenes workings and ‘goings-on’. Who got on with who, and was it all as fun as it looked?

A Brief History of Christmas

‘A Brief History of Christmas’ is a journey through times gone by. We look at some of the oldest traditions of Christmas past that we still use today, as well as the strangest and most bizarre Christmas celebrations.

This presentation will open your eyes to the real history behind Christmas, the unwrapping of the origins of Christmas meals, the Christmas tree, mince pies and Father Christmas himself. We also discuss why Christmas was outlawed and why it was illegal to make Christmas pudding; where did red Santa originate from and what about the green and even blue Santa! All these questions and more will be answered in this festive fun packed show.