3 AM Forever

A detail from the 3 AM Forever venue in Copenhagen. Photo: Juhana Pettersson

The Orpheus Theatre celebrates the premiere of their latest play. As the night goes on, the influence of the fae grows and some of the party people will never be seen again.

The first in The Wild Hunt series of larps.

Date: Run 1 was played on the 12th of August, 2022 and run 2 on the 13th of August, 2022

Participants: 80

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Duration: One night


he Orpheus Theatre is known for the hazy, unreal midnight celebrations following its premieres and productions. Actors, art students, derelicts, junkies, the stars of yesterday, and the promising talent of tomorrow all creep in for that sordid dance-floor magic, for the slow, horny chaos of drugged up 3 AM confusion. Emerging in the early hours, steeped in bizarre regrets and haunting memories, you wonder whether everything really happened.

There are plenty of rumours that strange tragedies follow people at these parties, and that being involved in the theatre’s productions is dangerous. Few bother to see the shows – small weird affairs with short runs, and bizarre, haunting imagery. They come for the parties

There is a reason why The Orpheus is too strange to succeed, yet pulls in the hungry, the lonely, and the yearning. The fae lurk in the shadows, eager to touch the reality and spark of a human being. Eager to be changed by it. The fae feed every ambition and creative impulse, no matter how dangerous or self-destructive. For the faeries at their eternal party, there is no beauty as striking as that of human desperation.

Dance, human. Dance at the risk of having to dance for ever.

3 AM Forever is a larp set at the party following a premiere at The Orpheus. In the hours from when the show ends to the end of the night, you will lose yourself in your dreams, stumbling out as both less and more than what you were before. The memories of what you did might fill you with dread but you’d do it all over again.


Concept: Troels Barkholt-Spangsbo, Johanna Koljonen, Bjarke Pedersen and Juhana Pettersson

Writing and design: Bjarke Pedersen and Juhana Pettersson

Producer: Troels Barkholt-Spangsbo

Production team: Halfdan Keller Justesen, Daniel Wiegell

Executive producer and design consultant: Johanna Koljonen

Light design: Eleanor Saitta

Fae track edit: Anni Tolvanen

Masks: Marie Herløvsen

DJ: DJ VÄM / Jannich Pomykala

Photography: Martin Andreas Dahl Sinding & Jost L. Hansen

Produced by Participation Design Agency

A special thanks to Rollespilsfabrikken, Gnist and Huset-KBH for their support.