All fired up for the summer’s hottest fireworks!

Posted on May 28, 2019

As official fireworks display organiser for Warwick Castle we’re thrilled to be back there again this summer. We’ll be in action in an extended season of their acclaimed show Dragon Slayer.

With its Game of Thrones-themed story of an epic battle between man and beast, brought dramatically to life with brilliant projections, flames and fireworks, Dragon Slayer was a sell-out success last year.

It’s back again every weekend throughout August and we can’t wait to to get up among the turrets and towers of the Castle again to light up the night.

With an audience of several hundred watching in the courtyard below the show requires specialist pyrotechnics that produce no debris.

Significant challenges

More than that it requires a level of coordination with all the actors and activities going on amidst the castle ramparts that only the most experienced fireworks company can offer.

Liam Bartlett, operations director at Warwick Castle takes up the story: ‘We started with a story based on the legend of Guy of Warwick and his battle with a dragon. We then scripted the show, giving the live action elements to our stunt team and then allowed the projection mapping teams to develop content. Once these two elements were close to completion we worked with Fantastic fireworks to tie in an amazing show to make the most of the content.

‘There were significant challenges around the evening timings, working the live action show in the day and the projection show at dusk so that the light levels were perfect. We also had to ensure that the firework content was impactful without washing out the projection.’

Paying tribute to our role he added: ‘Fantastic fireworks worked hard to ensure that despite many logistical challenges we delivered a stunning firework’s show that showcased the story in the best way possible. With limitations around access to the towers, neighbour noise and set up timings, the synchronisation of the show with the projection was simply stunning.’

This beautiful photo from the show was taken by Fantastic Fireworks photographer Andy Gorton.