The Devil's Brood

A Plantagenet family drama LARP for 7-9 players



Written by Malcolm Harbrow, using


"A man's enemies are the men of his own House" – Giraldus Cambrensis

"From the Devil we sprang and to the Devil we shall go" – Angevin family legend

Christmas 1183: King Henry of England, the most powerful king in Christendom, has summoned his family together at Chinon to celebrate Christmas. The King of France will be in attendance, and the Queen has been released from prison for the occasion. But behind the celebration, Henry's empire is in crisis. The death of his eldest son has placed the succession in doubt, the Queen has been imprisoned for the last decade, his children war incessantly among themselves, and France waits greedily to regain what it has lost.

The Devil’s Brood is a discourse-based political larp for nine players based on "The Lion in Winter". Expected play time is three hours.

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