Merely Roleplayers Present: Lights Out at the London Horror Festival

In Lights Out, death is always on the cards

In the Merely Roleplayers podcast’s first theatre production, roleplaying game elements mean nothing is predictable – except that everyone will die in the dark

The team behind the Merely Roleplayers podcast bring their brand of high-drama improvised storytelling to the London Horror Festival 2021 in Lights Out, their debut live stage show.

Part séance, part campfire tale, part roleplaying game, Lights Out is a departure from the usual podcast live show format. Co-produced with long-time collaborators and London Horror Festival veterans Blackshaw Theatre Company, the show translates Merely Roleplayers’ high-stakes storytelling and ensemble chemistry into a tense, intimate, undeniably theatrical performance.

Lights Out is a tragic horror told by dwindling candlelight, full of twists and turns even the performers can’t see coming. The outcomes of key events are decided by drawing tarot cards; the only certainty is that when the final candle goes out, the story ends with no survivors.

Will anyone find hope before darkness falls absolutely? The only way to find out is to attend this one-night-only experience.

Date: Sunday 24th October 2021
Time: 8:30pm (1 hour)
Venue: DownStairs, Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions) – – 020 7609 1800Lights Out contains death, darkness, bright flashes and sudden loud sounds.

About Merely Roleplayers

Merely Roleplayers is a podcast where theatrical people play roleplaying games, running since 2017 and produced by Foggy Outline in association with Blackshaw Theatre Company. The ensemble uses mostly fiction-first Powered by the Apocalypse roleplaying games to improvise stories with maximum drama.

“…rarely have I seen something done with such audacity, skill and love.”

— Rob Maythorne, head of the Kaiju FM podcast network


About the London Horror Festival

Scaring the living daylights out of audiences since its inception in 2011, the London Horror Festival is a celebration of the ghoulish, the thrilling and the downright macabre.


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