25th - 26th NOV 2017
LUDLOW CASTLE
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ludlow medieval christmas fayre

CASTLE GARDEN STAGE

ENTERTAINMENT

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There’s plenty to do...


...and plenty to see on the Castle Garden Stage this year including music, interactive theatre and a brand new Tournament of Knights!

Set against the dramatic outline of the 13th century keep, our new Tournament of Knights, presented by Combat Through The Ages, sees fighting knights from the House of the Dragon trade blow for blow with the House of the Lion using sword, mace and quarter staff to overcome their opponent and win the accolades of the crowd!

Everyone loves a legend and the Castle Garden will be full of them this year! The Yarnsmith of Norwich will tell the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and young visitors can help bring the legends of Robin Hood and King Richard III to life with fun, interactive shows from BZ Ents.

Theatrical fight specialist Peter Cann returns as our own Master-At-Arms to showcase his fighting moves and offer a chance for some of you to try your hand too. For the younger ones, Discover History will run their famed Sword School on Sunday morning plus there’s more bloodless action with their humorous re-creations of the battles of Ludford Bridge, Mortimer’s Cross and Agincourt over the weekend.

All this plus the trumpets, drums and fanfares of The Baggshotte Waytes, an authentic 15th century brass band with trumpets as tall as a man! And not forgetting our friendly dancing giant, Brother Sid and our top trio of jesters, Jester James, Kris Katchit and Peterkin!

 

Schedule


 

Saturday 25th

10.30am | Jesters’ Walkabout
Join the jesters as they entertain the crowds with their stilt-walking, juggling and more!

11.00am | The Bagshotte Waytes
(see Saturday 2.30pm, Market Place Stage)

11.30am | BZ Ents – Dastardly Dick or Righteous Richard?
Telling the tale of the infamous King Richard III with the help of the younger members of the audience!

Noon | Peter Cann, Master-At-Arms
Demonstrations of sword skills from the ‘Master-At Arms.’ If you’re lucky, you might get invited to try your hand too!

12.30pm | Tryzna
(see 11.00am Saturday, Market Place Stage)

1.00pm | The Yarnsmith of Norwich
(see Saturday 5.00pm Market Place Stage)

1.30pm | The Tournament of Knights
Four Knights separated into two houses, Lion and Dragon, compete against each other with sword, mace and quarter staff. Dare you watch the battles?! New this year!

2.00pm | BZ Ents – Robin and the Silver Arrow
Returning with their tale of bold Robin Hood, BZ bring their story to life with young members of the audience acting out the parts.

2.30pm | Discover History – The Battles of Ludford Bridge and Mortimer’s Cross
Join in with this hilarious weapon free re-enactment, packed with fun and completely bloodless!

3.00pm | Tryzna
(see Saturday 11.00am Market Place Stage)

3.30pm | Peter Cann, Master-At-Arms
(see noon)

4.00pm | BZ Ents – Dastardly Dick or Righteous Richard?
(see 11.30am)

4.30pm | The Tournament of Knights
(see 1.30pm)

5.00pm | The Men from Off
Traditional songs sung in harmony by these wonderful wassailers - a great way to start the festive season!

5.30pm | Kris Katchit – The Bed of Nails
Kris Katchit brings his fearless carnival-style show The Bed of Nails to the Fayre.

6.00pm | Discover History – The Battle of Agincourt
Join in with another fun-packed bloodless battle re-enactment. This time the Welsh archers demonstrate their prowess at Agincourt!

6.30pm | Tryzna
(see Saturday 11.00am Market Place Stage)

7.00pm | BZ Ents – Robin and the Silver Arrow
(see 2.00pm)

7.30pm | The Men from Off
(see 5.00pm)

7.45pm | Just Jesting
Our jesters have stars in their eyes as they join forces after dark - jest for you!

8.15pm | Tournament of Knights Finale
Witness the final combat as the knights of the competing houses of Lion and Dragon take to the stage one last time today. New this year!


 

Sunday 26th

10.30am | Discover History’s Sword School
A fun event in which youngsters are shown how they would have defended themselves in olden days!

11.00am | Tournament of Knights
(see Saturday at 1.30pm)

11.30am | Peter Cann, Master-At-Arms
(see Saturday noon)

Noon | BZ Ents – Dastardly Dick or Righteous Richard?
(see Saturday 11.30am)

12.30pm | Tryzna
(see Saturday 11.00am Market Place Stage)

1.00pm | Tournament of Knights
(see Saturday 1.30pm)

1.30pm | BZ Ents – Robin and the Silver Arrow
(see Saturday 2.00pm)

2.00pm | Tryzna
(see Saturday 11am Market Place Stage)

2.30pm | Discover History Battles It Out
(see Saturday 6.00pm)

3.00pm | Just Jesting
(see Saturday 7.45pm)

3.30pm | Tournament of Knights
The final countdown as the two houses of knights battle it out to see whose banner will be raised above Ludlow Castle in the last show of this year’s Fayre.

 

Everyone loves a legend and the Castle Garden will be full of them this year! The Yarnsmith of Norwich will tell the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and young visitors can help bring the legends of Robin Hood and King Richard III to life with fun, interactive shows from BZ Ents."