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Call of Cthulhu comes to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 10th May 2024

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival has been long renowned as one of the greatest celebrations of arts and culture on the planet, presenting an astoundingly diverse array of theatrical events, comedy shows, musical performances, and more. And this year Call of Cthulhu is coming to the Fringe! 

In collaboration with the National Library of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh's History and Games Lab, Chaosium is presenting Call of Cthulhu - Live in the Library on August 23rd and 24th.

The three hour actual play show features Call of Cthulhu creative director Mike Mason as Keeper of Arcane lore. Mike is crafting a 1920's Mythos scenario set in Edinburgh's Garrick Theatre for the brave Investigators, who are led by French-Scottish actor Josephine McAdam. Josephine was seen recently in Chaosium's blockbuster Call of Cthulhu actual play series Graveyards of Arkham. The other cast members will be revealed in coming weeks!

"Actual play – playing a tabletop roleplaying game live on stage – is a highly entertaining art form that in recent years has reached out from gaming fandom into a wider audience – and we're excited to be bringing it with Call of Cthulhu to the biggest arts festival in the world", said Chaosium's Michael O'Brien, the show's producer.

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The National Library of Scotland - Boardroom
August 23 & 24, 2:00PM - 5:00PM

Horror! Madness! Secrets! It's Call of Cthulhu, played live on stage. Keeper of Arcane Lore Mike Mason takes our star players as they delve into a live game experience of Call of Cthulhu, the foremost tabletop game of horror and mystery. Can our brave investigators face and overcome the unspeakable terrors of the Cthulhu Mythos lurking in the Garrick Theatre of 1920s Edinburgh?

Ticketing information here.

About Chaosium
Chaosium's award-winning roleplaying games, boardgames, and fiction have been acclaimed as some of the most engaging and innovative of all time. Since 1975, the company has captivated gamers, readers and mythic adventurers worldwide. The Call of Cthulhu tabletop roleplaying game is its most famous and revered line.

About the National Library of Scotland
The National Library of Scotland is a reference library with world-class collections. It is also Scotland's largest library and one of the major research libraries in Europe.

About the University of Edinburgh's History & Games Lab
The University of Edinburgh's History & Games Lab (H&GL) explores games as a medium for historical research, teaching and public understanding of history, including fostering practical collaborations between historians, game designers, and other practitioners who engage with games.