Feature by Lizzie Guilfoyle
BATTLE has commenced - at least, at Madame Tussauds it has, with
the opening of a new and exciting spectacle.
Entitled simply Warriors, it guarantees your
place in the very heart of a raging battle, between legendery
warriors, Alexander the Great and Achilles.
The action takes place beneath the famous dome of the Tussauds
auditorium which, fittingly, has been transformed into a coliseum-style
And by combining breathtaking digital technology with amazing
live combat, courtesy of special stunt performers, Warriors
takes live action to a new dimension.
It flashes betwen heaven and earth, as the mighty Zeus - voiced
magnificently by Brian Blessed - brings together that supreme
mythical warrior, Achilles, and the ancient world's most celebrated
general, Alexander the Great.
And don't, for one minute, think that, as a spectator, you're
safe, for foot soldiers are in the habit of enlisting the help
of unsuspecting audience members.
Expect, too, arrows and fireballs to 'whoosh' right over your
heads; thunder and lightning bolts to rain down from above, but,
most of all, expect noise.
And keeping a watchful eye on proceedings, are Tussauds' newest
figures - Colin Farrell, as Alexander, and Angelina Jolie, as
his mother, Olympias, both of whom can be seen later this year
in the new Hollywood blockbuster, Alexander.
For children, there's a chance to learn the secrets of sword
play in a mini fight school, run by highly skilled trainers.
Show times are between 10.30am and 3.15pm and advance booking
is highly recommended.
Entry is included in the main ticket price - from £15.99,
for adults, and £11.99, for children, aged 5-15 inclusive.
To book, phone 0870 400 3000 or visit the website, www.madame-tussauds.com