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Dragon-slaying 2016
“A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE IS THREATENED BY A FIRE-BREATHING DRAGON. HUMAN SACRIFICE APPEARS TO BE THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP THE MONSTER AT BAY. LOTS ARE DRAWN TO DECIDE WHO IS TO SUFFER THIS DREADFUL DEATH. AND THEN, ONE DAY, IT IS THE TURN OF THE KING’S OWN DAUGHTER…THAT IS, UNTIL A BRAVE KNIGHT APPEARS…”

This thrilling and engrossing legend about good and evil is brought to life in a visually theatrical way in an immense open-air spectacle in Beesel in Limburg on the 12-13-14-18-19-20th August 2016.

Snorting steeds; a rebel-rousing rabble and , of course, a terrifying dragon take you back to a mythical age in the past. Different storylines guarantee a varied, fascinating and lively performance with music, song, fights, drama and comedy. With more than 400 actors taking part you will be immersed in the Middle Ages. Share the experiences of the villagers, the army and the royal court – will they be able to defeat the poisonous dragon?

History
The legend of St. George and the Dragon has been performed in Beesel since 1736. Once every seven years the entire village finds itself involved in the eternal battle between Good and Evil. What began as a short play performed by a small cast has evolved over the years into an Open-Air Pageant enjoyed by 15,000 spectators on six occasions during the month of August. A mature theatre production with a rich background.

Historical Procession
On Sunday 21st August, for the third time, a colourful historical parade will thread its way through the streets of Beesel.  The parade starts at 14.00 hours and the costs are €3,50 per person. Spectators will find themselves “time-warped” into bygone days – entirely in the atmosphere of “Dragon-slaying”. Thanks to the interactive nature of this historical parade it’s as if you are actually back there in the Middle–Ages.

In 2009 more than 20,000 spectators witnessed this ‘ walking performance”, which consisted of in excess of a thousand participants.

 

Tickets on sale Now!
Tickets for the St George and the Dragon Pageant have been on sale since the 1st of December. Available from this website and at VVV shops in North and Middle Limburg. Ticket prices are 36 euros each for adults and 29 euros for children under the age of 12.

If you don’t live in the Netherlands it’s, unfortunately, not possible to purchase tickets online. In this case please visit one of the VVV shops to buy directly from these locations. Any other information you may require can also be found at these VVV locations. For more information please send an email to kaartverkoop@draaksteken.nl

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