Second Breakfast was first conceived in the winter of 2019, when Kitty broke her hand leading a group of witches through the woods in the dark at a Halloween event, and craved something a little more gentle. It was first planned to run in 2020, but fate intervened, with both runs eventually going ahead in April and June 2022. These were effectively the same game run twice (first and second servings of breakfast if you will) with the same plot, NPCs and events put together by the EYELarp team.
We’ll be continuing the story with two events in 2023 – Beltane and Lammas-tide, traditional festivals of soil and sapling. These are two separate games, continuing on from the events of both of the first two runs. We have affectionately been calling them “Elevenses” and “Luncheon” during the planning process.
We can now reveal a little more about the themes of the two Second Breakfast games this year (for real this time):
Second Breakfast: Beltane (12th-14th May) will be taking place during the Beltane Games, a kind of May Day celebration in Frogmore – the time of year where the four families compete in a variety of challenges, both artistic and physical, to win a chance to be the family declares Best of Beltane! The Greengawkers, Puddlefoots, Kettlebrights and Thornburrows will be putting their best (and hairiest) feet forward to show up their neighbours and show off their talents in poetry, painting, pie-eating, parsnip-carving, p-cheese rolling and plenty besides!
Tickets are no longer available on the website but we have a handful being sold on by folks who’ve double-booked themselves, so get in touch if you’re keen.
On Wednesday the 12th April at 7.30pm we’ll be releasing tickets for Second Breakfast: Lammas-tide (21st-23rd July), which take place during Frogmore’s Summer Flower Festival. Traditionally a time for romance, this one will be a comedy of errors extravaganza, culminating in a handfasting feast on Saturday night for all those Thornburrows, Kettlebrights, Puddlefoots and Greengawkers who fancy getting hitched! If ballgowning isn’t your ball, we’ll have plenty besides to get into the spirit and join the matchmakers – or the mischief-makers to cause all manner of trouble to your neighbours!
We hope we see you in Frogmore (whether Upper, Lower, Green, Brown or Middle) soon!
Tickets are £110, with a £60 part payment and the remaining £50 balance due on the Friday of the event.
This event includes a Saturday night feast, but the remainder of the weekend is self catered for players – we hope this will encourage a degree of friendly competition, collaboration and enthusiastic sharing of home-made treats!