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Vikings of the Brecks at Dragon Fest

Experience a brand new fun packed family performance about the history of Vikings in the Brecks, at Dragon Fest 2023.

June 24, 2023
Performance times: 11am and 2pm
West Stow Country Park and Anglo-Saxon Village, IP28 6HG

Vikings of the Brecks at Dragon Fest

Be among the first to see a brand new open air play, Vikings of the Brecks, for its first summer tour. The play, developed for BFER by theatre company Magic Floor Productions, showcases the glorious, gruesome, and engrossing history of Vikings in the Brecks.

According to records in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle, Vikings invaded East Anglia in AD865. They arrived as the Viking Great Army, or Great Heathen Army. The invading army fought a series of campaigns against Anglo Saxon kingdoms. During this time the army overwintered in the heart of the Brecks in the town of Thetford. Thetford became the sixth largest town in the country at the time.

Journey back in time though a witty performance to discover what the Brecks was like under Viking occupation, from the glorious to the gruesome. Guided by Vikings Odger and Ulf, you will meet a cast of Vikings and Saxons, take part in Viking invasions, and vote for your favourite ruler in an interactive gameshow, The Plunder Games.


Vikings of the Brecks at Dragon Fest

These performances will take place as part of Dragon Fest, a fun packed family event day at West Stow Country Park and Anglo-Saxon Village.

When: Saturday 24th June and Sunday 25th June

Where: West Stow Country Park & Anglo-Saxon Village, Icklingham Rd, West Stow, Bury Saint Edmunds, IP28 6HG

Event Time: 11am-4pm

Performance Times: 11am, and 2pm

Performance Duration: Approx. 40 minutes

Tickets: The performances are part of the Dragon Fest event, and are included in the ticket price.

Dragon Fest ticket prices:

Advance: Adult £12, Child (5-15 years) £10, Family Ticket for 4 £40 (Up to 4 people, including a maximum of 2 adults), Family Ticket for 5 £45 (Up to 5 people, including a maximum of 2 adults) Under 5s free (no ticket required)
On the day: Adult £15, Child £10 (Under 5s free, no ticket required)

Parking: On site parking is available free of charge (this is included in entry ticket price)

Find out more information, and book advance tickets HERE


Magic Floor Productions are a theatre company based in Thetford. They work on a variety of projects from large to intimate performances, and theatrical education.

For more performance dates and locations across the Brecks, visit:

Dragon Fest 2023