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Theatre of Shadows

Derek Landy’s immersive LARP event organised by Harper Collins, Odysse.DK, and Michelle Kass Associates.

In September 2014 Dublin, Ireland, was invaded by fans of Derek Landy’s Skulduggery Pleasant.

 250 Live Operatives were supported by 1,000s of Remote Operatives from 45 countries around the world.

Ticket holders and competition winners alike joined forces to save series heroes – Skulduggery and Valkyrie – from an alternate dimension.

In collaboration with The Long Room at Library Trinity College Dublin, Fighting Words, and Smock Alley Theatre, the event was accompanied by extensive online activity for remote ‘Operatives,’ including online treasure hunts, immersive mailers, quizzes, competitions, code breaking and rune hunting – with many of Derek’s international publishers getting on board.

Download the bespoke short story written by Derek on the day, which charts the heroic feats of Operatives both in situ and online here.

Read the Guardian review,

find out more about Derek’s motivations,

or watch the RTE TV coverage above.