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25th March: Burning Orchid by Ben Allen, Nickey Barnard, Martin Jones, Heidi Kaye and Alison Rider Hill.
It’s set in 1932 at the party celebrating the wrap of location filming for a Hollywood movie. Burning Orchid is an emotional rollercoaster with a glamourous cast, detailing the passionate heart of a claustrophobic forbidden love story set in the jungle villages of Guatemala against a background of a country riven by political turmoil. And that’s not just the movie! Steaming rows, hidden passions, and bitter regret are on the menu for the evening – who knows what might happen, but fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.
Full – waiting list only
1st April: Down the Line by Laura Wood (a playtest)
You are travelling home with a group of people. You feel slightly overwhelmed, and possibly hungover. You want to just shut your eyes and think for a moment, but you’re worried you don’t have time. You need to find a way to deal with what happened last night before things escalate out of your control. Before you lose your chance or your nerve.
This is a game about passive agression and subtle confrontation. It’s about social pressure and is as much about what we don’t say as what we do.
This game is set on a train and can be played on public transport. This playtest will be run at a pub or a coffee shop in Central London.
Full – waiting list only
2nd April: Games from #Feminism: A Nano-Game Anthology edited by Lizzie Stark, Anna Westerling, Misha Bushyager, and Shuo Meng. Various writers listed here: https://nordiclarp.org/wiki/Feminism:_A_Nano-Game_Anthology
Written by feminists from eleven different countries, #Feminism offers bite-sized takes on contemporary feminist issues. Each of the 34 nano-games in this collection requires three plus participants, simple (if any) props, and up to an hour of play time.
The games range from silly to serious, including scenarios about selfies and rom-coms as well as reproductive rights and domestic violence. And of course, enjoyment has no ideological boundaries–there are games here for participants new to feminism as well as those experienced in making gender arguments on the internet.
3rd September: The players in this game take on the role of Therapist and Clients in a real-world, modern-day setting. The Clients have serious psychological disorders, which damage them and those closest to them. The game is set in a therapy session, which is one final attempt to get their lives back on track. The players in this game take on the role of Therapist and Clients in a real-world, modern-day setting. The Clients have serious psychological disorders, which damage them and those closest to them. The game is set in a therapy session, which is one final attempt to get their lives back on track.