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.
The story continued 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.
Second Breakfast: Beltane took 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 put 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!
Second Breakfast: Lammas-tide took place during Frogmore’s Summer Flower Festival. Traditionally a time for romance, this one was a comedy of errors extravaganza, culminating in a handfasting feast on Saturday night for all those Thornburrows, Kettlebrights, Puddlefoots and Greengawkers who fancied getting hitched – which ended up including an impromptu goose wedding when the Mayor’s pet prize-winning goose Hildegarde found a mate in a wild goose who’d got himself in a predicament with a swarm of bees…
2024’s event takes place during Walpurgis Night; one part bonfire night, one part halloween, it’s when Frogmore gets a little spooky, with a plethora of folk traditions rolled into the Second Breakfast world, and will be taking place on the 24th-26th May.
Tickets go out on the 7th of February 2024 at 7.30pm from the link on this page!
We hope we see you in Frogmore (whether Upper, Lower, Green, Brown or Middle) soon!
Tickets are £140, with a £80 part payment and the remaining £60 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!