Journey Warwick Castle’s grounds after dark as you witness a spectacular battle, combining projection and light show, pyrotechnics, fire jousting and live action stunts
Discover England’s greatest forgotten legend with dark, interactive evening show telling the tale of Guy of Warwick
Dark forces of dragons and fearful foes, heroic battles and a classic star-crossed love story – uncover England’s greatest forgotten legend this August with Dragon Slayer, the explosive new evening show at Warwick Castle.
Showcasing the epic journey of Guy of Warwick as he battles beasts to win the heart of Princess Felice, the Earl of Warwick’s daughter, Dragon Slayer is the first night-time spectacular created exclusively by the Castle.
Building upon Warwick Castle’s reputation for bringing history to life through spectacular shows, Dragon Slayer resurrects the tale of the 10th century warrior Guy. Combining fire jousts, equestrian acrobatics, thrilling stunts and captivating performances, the evening extravaganza which includes an interactive procession through the Castle grounds to the Central Courtyard where Guy of Warwick faces his final and most challenging battle. The final battle comes to life through a projection and light show onto the Castle’s walls and concludes with an epic battle of man versus dragon featuring real flames and dazzling pyrotechnics.
“The story of Guy and Felice rivals that of Romeo and Juliet, with action and adventure paving the path to true love,” says Melissa Paniccia, Head of History at Warwick Castle and part of the team developing the new show.
“Guy of Warwick’s presence permeates the local area through statues, as well as locations such as Guy’s Cliffe site, and his achievements once placed him alongside similar heroic figures like King Arthur. Yet our initial research showed he is a forgotten legend, with public knowledge of him and his journey dissipating after the 19th century.”
Continues Paniccia: “Popular pubs such as the Dun Cow are named after the creatures Guy battled, and his likeness is present on a number of artefacts and in literary works over the centuries. We felt it important to bring his story back to life, and believe his epic tale of love and loss will resonate with modern audiences.”
Dragon Slayer premieres on Friday 3 August 2018, with eight performances scheduled throughout summer. Exclusive Gold level packages (from £75 per person) include a three-course immersive dining experience in the Great Hall, as well as enhanced VIP features such as priority entrance, priority access to jousting arena and dedicated hosts to lead you on the journey as the story unfolds around the grounds of Warwick Castle, reaching its climax in the picturesque courtyard.
Tickets start from just £15 per person for Bronze level, with dining and enhanced VIP options available in exclusive Silver and Gold packages. Tickets are on sale from Thursday 22 March 2018; advance booking is recommended as places are limited.
Reserve your place online at www.warwick-castle.com/dragon-slayer to witness England’s greatest forgotten legend come back to life.
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