Night-time spectacular of Dragon Slayer comes to Warwick Castle
The age-old legend of Guy of Warwick was brought to life in a most vivid and stunning manner last Friday (12th August) in Dragon Slayer, an epic night-time spectacular at Warwick Castle.
England’s greatest lost legend comes to life in a gripping theatrical experience that features live-action performance, thrilling stunts and daring swordsmanship, before the breath-taking finale where projection mapping blended with live-action brings the legend to life on the walls of the castle itself.
The story unfolds of the eponymous hero who falls in love with the Earl of Warwick’s beautiful daughter Felice who is of a higher social standing than him, a humble page. In order to prove he is worthy of her affection Guy decides to go off on a quest of chivalric adventure and become a knight.
He embarks on a series of heroic tasks that involves fighting the Dun cow, saving maidens from savage rulers, battling Danish giants and finally coming face with a fifty-foot-tall fire-breathing dragon that is projected onto castle tower with incredible realism.
Dragon Slayer’s new format has the audience seated in the castle courtyard at the centre of a fully 360 immersive show with in-audience actors, giant puppets, live horses and some impressive rescues from flames of fire.
After sundown, the second half of the show features a visually stunning state-of-the-art light show which is projected onto the inner walls and tower with mesmeric realism. The special effects culminate in a fire and firework finale that most definitely elicits a wow factor which brought to the audience on the edge of their seats.
Does Guy make it back to Warwick Castle and live happily ever after with the lady Felice? Well, that would be telling. You will have to uncover the story in the place where it all began, more than a thousand years ago for yourself.
The Dragon Slayer continues from 16th to 21st August and costs from £19 per person. There is also a show and banquet from £95 per person. For more information and to book a ticket go to www.warwick-castle.com.