THERE’S a battle playing out between man and beast every night in Warwick these days. . . and it’s attracting quite an audience.
Dragon Slayer has returned to the castle after its success entertaining the crowds last year. And this time its even more spectacular.
The two-part show tells the story of Guy of Warwick in 14 twilight performances, including equestrian stunts, fire-jousting, a torchlit procession and a literally dazzling confrontation between warrior Guy of Warwick and his nemesis – the dragon.
After the 45-minutes the audience is encouraged to make its way across the bridge into the Castle’s historic courtyard where a stunning finale soon unfolds.
Here the castle walls become a 31-metre-by 80-metre blank canvas for a light projection and pyrotechnics show the likes of which I have not seen surpassed anywhere else.
Using 150,000 lumens of lights, 500 house lightbulbs and even more fiery elements to this year’s show, the castle is ingeniously transformed into a thrilling stage of light and sound to bring this legendary tale to a thrilling conclusion.
The Dragon Slayer spectacle is one not to be missed, even if only for its stunning finale, which has this year been extended due to popular demand.
If you’re a regular to the castle, as I am, this is a wonderful opportunity to see it in a very different light.
For the ultimate experience, Show and Banquet tickets start from £75 per person, including fast-track entry, car parking, three-course banquet with unlimited soft drinks and two servings of alcoholic drinks, exclusive entertainment during the banquet, and a ticket to Dragon Slayer. Show and Hog Roast tickets start from £30 per person including fast-track entry, car parking, hog roast (vegetarian alternative available) and one drink, in addition to entry to Dragon Slayer. Show Only tickets start from £20 per person with complimentary car parking. Bookings must be made online in advance and are subject to availability. And for those with show only tickets there’s a selection of good food options courtesy of Digbeth Dining.
And talking of availability, you’ll need to act fast as the dragon’s final outing is next Monday (August 26th). Further information at: www.warwick-castle.com