Combat and courtship at the castle

Tourists at Warkworth Castle.
Tourists at Warkworth Castle.

Step back in time at Warkworth Castle to the age of chivalry and romance.

Two highly trained ‘knights’ will be taking to the arena for spectacular displays of combat on Tuesday and Wednesday, and visitors will be able to meet the pair throughout the day to find out more about medieval arms, armour and training.

The events run from 11am to 5pm.

Then on Thursday, August 24, the tone changes to an altogether more serene affair as Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents a stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

The outdoor production follows the failings and fortunes of the Bennet sisters and their mother’s quest to find them suitable husbands following the arrival of the affable Mr Bingley and proud Mr Darcy to the neighbourhood.

Daughter Elizabeth gradually comes to realise there is more to the haughty Darcy than first meets the eye, but is it too late?

The adaptation by award winning writer Laura Tuner celebrates the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death.

Those attending are invited to take blankets and picnics.

Tickets cost £15 adult, £13 concs, on 0370 333 1183.

Doors open at 6.45pm, and the performance starts at 7.30pm.