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Spectral Schemes: the Mystery of the Ballarat Ghost: A Call of Cthulhu Live Play event


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Join the team of “Tales from Rat City” for an unforgettable Live play theatrical event.

A sequel to 2023 Victorian Community History Award winning adventure “William Bailey’s Haunted Mansion”.

(A live real-play event is an interactive theatrical performance where our talented actors play through a roleplaying game).

Based on the Hammersmith Haunting by Kat Clay, published in the Miskatonic Repository.

It is the year 1890 and the streets of Ballarat have become gripped by ghost fever. The nightly depredations of the Ballarat Ghost have turned the gaslit streets of the city into a place of fear and dread. Even in the halls of the City Council The panic has reached such a state that a bounty has been offered for thye capture of “the person playing the ghost” in the dark corners of the city. Meanwhile, a far more sinister threat lurks beneath the city from a long-forgotten crime. Will our party of brave investigators be able to put an end to the terror of the Ballarat Ghost?

Supported by GUF, Chaosium, Goodgames, City of Ballarat, Federation University, and hosted by Ballarat Library.

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  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person.
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
23 May
7:00pm - 9:30pm

Ballarat Town Hall

225 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350
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