This summer Warwick Castle is celebrating the return of its spectacular show: Wars of the Roses. This daring display of horseback skills and sword fighting is set to be an unmissable event, bringing to life a perilous period of war between the House of York and House of Lancaster with the iconic backdrop of Warwick Castle.

Strong demand for UK staycations combined with rapid vaccination rollout means the critically acclaimed show will be back from 24 July - 5 September, despite initial fears that it would have to be put on hold for 2021. 

The reworked show includes new riders, jousting and astounding stunt riding alongside swashbuckling sword fighting all within an authentic jousting arena.

Liam Bartlett, Operations Director at Warwick Castle says: “Bringing Wars of the Roses LIVE back to the Castle this summer is a challenge - especially as it will be one of the first outdoor performances without social distancing to return post-pandemic. Obviously, we will continue to work within government guidelines and public safety is paramount, but we’re very hopeful that the show will be able to go ahead. It’s a fantastic example of the entertainment business bouncing back into action and Warwick Castle is thrilled to be at the forefront of moving towards the 'new normal’ for family attractions."

In addition to health and safety, one of the biggest preparations for the show is in ensuring that the equine performers are happy and confident to perform in front of large audiences, which they haven’t been able to do for almost 18 months. The performance team, which also includes several new riders, is currently rehearsing specialist training to create a fabulous display of speed and skill, with the horses’ welfare as priority.

Further information on Warwick Castle can be found at: warwick-castle.com