The Script

Acting, relationships, viewpoints

Designer: Michael Such (UK)
Number of participants: 4–10
Duration: 2 hours
Genre/style: Nordic-influenced
The presenter feels that this larp IS NOT suitable for people under the age of 18

PREMIER – this larp’s first appearance at a festival

About the larp

Two people, one important conversation. Both have rehearsed in their heads what they want to say. Neither of them knows what will actually happen. The Script is about how we see the world and what we can’t see.

It’s a character-driven, dramatic larp. Techniques include working with learning scripted material (but no performance) and exercises taken from improvisation and acting. The intention is to lead players into their characters, create meaningful play and give you tools you can use in other larps. The larp is focused around a single scene for two people, but uses four or more for the workshop process.

Content warnings: None.

Presented by

Michael Such (UK): Michael is interested in many forms of amateur creativity including tabletop, larp, improv, playwriting and storytelling. He fell into the ‘Nordic’ larp wormhole a few years ago. He has helped out with The Smoke since its inception and won a Golden Cobra award with Hamish MacPherson in 2016.


Communication style Lots of speech
Movement style Sitting
Tone Dramatic
Characters Characters are fully predesigned
Narrative control The shape and direction of the story is entirely, or almost entirely, determined by player choice
Transparency There are predesigned secrets that players will have from each other
Representation level The fictional space is pretty similar to the play space
Play culture Players are individually trying to achieve goals, such that not all can succeed

Saturday morning, Studio 3