2022 PROGRAMME

Here’s the details of what’s in the programme for The Smoke 2022! You can click on the name of each larp or workshop to go to a page of details about it.

Slot 1 – Saturday morning

The Littlest Village  Designed by: Chiara Locatelli, Margherita Di Cicco, Alessio Rossi, Antonio Amato and Lapo Luchini
Presented by: Chiara Locatelli
Space, community, taboos
The Circus of Wonders and Shadows (18+) Designed by: Nickey Barnard, Clare Gardner, Adam Hayes, Abi Kirby, Charlie Paull and Rich Perry
Presented by: Nickey Barnard and Adam Hayes

Deception, magic, sacrifice


Travel Through Texture to Parallel Realities (N)

Designed by: Stephanie Pau and Nina Essendrop
Presented by: Stephanie Pau and Nina Essendrop

Texture, creation, connection
The Cat Path (N) Designed by: Jamie Harper
Presented by: Jamie Harper
Chimeric, polychromatic, enlightenment
When in Doubt (N) Designed by: Sarah Jane (SJ) Murdock
Presented by: Sarah Jane (SJ) Murdock
Existential, rebellion, alienation
Burn the Witch (P, N) Designed by: Craig Edgar, Zsófia Emese Dobó, Chris Hartford and Glynn Hunt
Presented by: Craig Edgar and Zsofia Emese Dobo
Injustice, drama, guilt
Ice Bureaucracy, Racing Spirit (18+, P, N) Designed by: Patrik Balint Ice sculpting, disappointments, oddities
Headspace (18+, N) Designed by: Jeff Mann Motivation, influence, psychology
Ties That Bind (N) Designed by: LARPIFIERS
Presented by:
Crucifier and Psychifier
Relationships, communication, choices
You Want It Darker Designed by: Annika Waern Music, emotions, memories
Pantheon (P, N) Designed by: Martyn Meeks
Presented by: Martyn Meeks and John Shockley
Gods, world-building, rivalry

Slot 2 – Saturday afternoon

For These Sounds Are Made (N) Designed by: Marcel Oerlemans
Presented by: Marcel Oerlemans and Nina Moelker
Music, wonder, change
Seasons (P, N) Designed by: Chris Hartford
Presented by: Chris Hartford and TBC
Society, propriety, dancing
Equinox Retreat (P) Designed by: Sandy Bailly and Diana Ostrat
Presented by: Sandy Bailly
Relationships, mid-life, puppets
Nine Lives (P) Designed by: Christopher Amherst
Presented by: Christopher Amherst
Cats, sadness, hope
Fall of Rome (P)  Designed by: Ben
Presented by: Ben
Mistrust, fear, faith
The Death of Chivalry (P, N) Designed by: Christine Lamb
Presented by: Christine Lamb and Woody J Bevan
Betrayal, mythology, fellowship
What Is Love? (N) Designed by: Tova Gerge and Mikael Hansén Goobar
Presented by: Karolina Soltys
Relationships, feel-good, karaoke
Batukh Hungers (18+, P, N) Designed by: Alex Helm
Presented by: Alex Helm
Evil, cult, sacrifice
Transmigration of Souls (18+) Designed by: Alex Brown
Presented by: Alex Brown
Sensory, movement, consciousness
A Cosmic Class Reunion (R, N) Designed by: Diana Ostrat
Presented by: Diana Ostrat
Hope, change, unity
One Flesh, One End (P) Designed by: Joanna Piancastelli & Jake Cyriax
Presented by: Joanna Piancastelli & Jake Cyriax
Necromancy, Queerness, Relationships

Slot 3 – Sunday morning

Nighthawks: Scylla (P) Designed by: Malcolm (Calum) Campbell
Presented by: Malcolm (Calum) Campbell and TBC
Hopelessness, death, legacy
Life Lessons (18+, R, N) Designed by: Mo Holkar
Presented by: Mo Holkar
Drawing, community, self-exploration
Fight for Survival (18+, P) Designed by: Ray Hodson
Presented by: Ray Hodson and Simon Clark
Trust, paranoia, relationships
Dungeons, Dragons, and Therapy Designed by: Behrooz ‘Bez’ Shahriari
Presented by: Behrooz ‘Bez’ Shahriari
Group therapy, conversation, betrayal
Otomo Designed by: Andrea Vaghi
Presented by: Andrea Vaghi
Comforting, growing up pains, friendship
Consilience (18+) Designed by: Brandon Brylawski
Presented by: Martin Jones
Psychology, trauma, emotion
Playdate (R, N) Designed by: Stephanie Marx, Drew Novick, Margaret Simkins, and Susan Weiner
Presented by: Sue Lee and Graham Arnold / Christi Scarborough (TBC)
Play, friends, reality
4–3 (N) Designed by: Alessandro Giovannucci
Presented by: Alessandro Giovannucci
Rivalry, romanticised sports, ritual
Beautiful Beings (18+, N)
Designed by: Nina Runa Essendrop
Presented by: Nina Runa Essendrop
Poetic, physical, drawing

Beautiful Being (Human Participants) (18+, N)
Designed by: Nina Runa Essendrop
Presented by: Nina Runa Essendrop
Slow, poetic, physical
Alters (N) Designed by: Melina Cunelius
Presented by: Melina Cunelius
Identity, unity, dissociation
Five More Minutes (N) Designed by: Christopher ‘Lambie’ Lamb (Reality Checkpoint LRP)
Presented by: Christopher ‘Lambie’ Lamb and TBC
Death, grief, hope

Slot 4 – Sunday afternoon

Launchpad (18+, P) Designed by: Kol Ford and Prudence Greenwood
Presented by: Kol Ford, Rebel Rehbinder, and Prudence Greenwood
Community, poverty, empathy
Five for Silver (P) Designed by: Mo Holkar
Presented by: Mo Holkar
Pirates, repetition, variation
True Colors Designed by: LolV Lacave
Presented by: LolV Lacave and Alex Requis
Queer, tattoo, kindred
A Fire in the Hills (P, N) Designed by: Laurie Innes
Presented by: Laurie Innes and TBC
Faith, mortality, religion
The Turning Point (N) Designed by: Ruth Trenery-Leach and Laura Wood
Presented by: Ruth Trenery-Leach and Laura Wood
Connection, realisation, change
Between Production Lines (18+, P) Designed by: Usva Inei
Presented by: Usva Inei
Expression, suppression, subversion
My Last Request (N) Designed by: Jack Williamson
Presented by: Jack Williamson
Mystery, deceit, magic
ONCE UPON A TIME, WE WERE CELEBRITIES (R, N) Designed by: Diana Ostrat
Presented by: Diana Ostrat
Past, choices, hope
Musical of Our Lives (P, N) Designed by: Marcel Oerlemans and Ylva Otting
Presented by: Marcel Oerlemans and Ylva Otting
Queen, friendship, music
The World Chessboxing Championships (P, N) Designed by: Hazel Dixon and Erin Marsh
Presented by: Hazel Dixon and Erin Marsh
Hybrid, light-hearted, sports.
They Come at Night (R, N) Designed by: Gordon McDonald
Presented by: Gordon McDonald and Alasdair Watson
Co-operation, betrayal, fear

18+ = this larp is only suitable for participants aged 18+. All the others are suitable for age 16+.

R = revisit – this larp has been a favourite at The Smoke in a previous year, so it’s been brought back to give new people a chance to play it.

P = premier – this larp has not run at a festival before! (But, like all of them, it has been playtested.)

N = The designer has indicated this larp is particularly suitable for new larpers. (If you’re new to larping that doesn’t mean you need to choose those larps – it’s just for your information.)

The Smoke 2022 Rooms

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And here are the programmes from the 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017 festivals – so you can see the items that we have hosted before.