Do battle and play your part in French history

Battle reenactment association seeks new players for the summer’s historic extravaganza

Amateur British actors are in hot demand this month as the ‘Castillon 1453’ association recruits around 680 volunteer thespians for this summer’s recreation of the Battle of Castillon near Libourne in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Founded more than 40 years ago, the not-for-profit association puts on a rousing show in the grounds of Château de Castegens, every summer weekend.

This year the dates run from July 19 to August 24 inclusive and around 35,000 spectators are expected to watch the shows, which start at 10.30pm in July and 10pm in August. (The evenings start, however, with Medieval demonstrations and, ...

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