The W Factor

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Do You Have The W Factor?

The Cast of Horrible Histories® Wicked Warwick Live Stage Show Seek Ugly Understudies. Apply for The W Factor at Warwick Castle to Win!  

Are you a Horrible Histories® fan who loves nothing more than a terrible tale? Would you relish the chance to perform as a Vicious Viking or a Vile Victorian?

If this sounds like you, you’ve got what it takes to audition for a one-off cameo in the all new - exclusive to Warwick Castle - Wicked Warwick stage show!

1. Apply below to receive 2-4-1 entry to Warwick Castle on the 27th May 2015.

2. Head over to our Facebook page to keep up to date with all the backstage gory stories.

3. Revolting peasants who share their own practice photos or videos on our Facebook page or via email to, will go straight to the front of The W Factor queue on the morning of the 27th May! Don’t forget to use our horrendous hashtag - #thewfactor

4. Impress our judges on the day with a short, gory skit in your best Horrible Histories® style – speak, sing or dance...even a’s up to you! Grotty groups and filthy family entries are all welcome.

The grand prize winner will embark on a remarkable journey, enjoying an overnight stay in our Mediaeval Glamping Village and a cameo role in a performance of the exclusive Wicked Warwick Live Stage Show. Three other finalists will also be offered the opportunity to cameo in a Wicked Warwick performance.

Do you have The W Factor? Apply below now!

The W Factor

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Terms and Conditions

By registering to take part in The W Factor at Warwick Castle, you understand and agree to the following:

  1. Entrants in The W Factor at Warwick Castle may still be subject to the usual attraction entrance fee, unless redeeming a 2-4-1 voucher.
  2. There is no age restriction to enter.
  3. Only those who audition on site at Warwick Castle on the 27th May can be eligible to win.
  4. Employees of Warwick Castle or any associated company are not eligible to win.
  5. Winners will be required to take part in promotional activity and Merlin Entertainments reserve the right to use the names, addresses and images of winners in any publicity.
  6. The main prize consists of: (1) an overnight stay at Warwick Castle’s Mediaeval Glamping Village on 21 June 2015 (including two days entry to the Castle; breakfast; car parking; evening entertainment) for family of four (two adults and two children aged under 12 years) and (2) a cameo role in a performance of the Wicked Warwick stage show on either 20 or 21 June 2015.
  7. Three runner-up prizes will be offered a cameo role in a performance of the Wicked Warwick stage show on 20 or 21 June 2015.
  8. Prizes are non-transferable, must be taken on the specified dates and there is no cash alternative.
  9. The decision of our panel of judges is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.
  10. is compliant with the data protection act. Our policy is such that we will not pass on your details to any third party without your prior consent.

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