West End Lullaby is a weekend freeform roleplaying game based on popular musicals.

Players will take the roles of popular musical characters and experience the romance, melodrama and conflict of musicals ranging from classic showtunes to hard rock.

The game (mostly) takes place in The City. It’s not - quite - any specific city you know. It’s a city larger than life, where mischievous children and disenchanted rockers walk the streets. It’s the place where characters in musicals go to make their fortunes.

The City is a place of dramatic extremes. Like many of the West End musicals we draw inspiration from, this game treats magic, absurd super-science and psychic powers indistinguishably and lightheartedly as things that sometimes just happen in the City.

No singing is required. (But it is most definitely an option!)


The City, as taken from every West End musical in which anyone ever went to The City to seek their fortune.


You will notice that characters appear to come from very different time periods. That is intentional. Look at what your character is wearing in the movie/stage show/book and have fun. We want to see aged 80’s denim clad rockers next to beautifully dressed Edwardian gentle folk. The characters will not think it is strange.

Game Influences

  • The Addams Family
  • Bat Out of Hell
  • Blitz!
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Bugsy Malone
  • Cats
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Chess
  • Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Groundhog Day
  • Hamilton
  • Hello, Dolly!
  • The Hunting of the Snark
  • Legally Blonde
  • Les Miserablés
  • Mamma Mia
  • Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again
  • Mary Poppins
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Matilda
  • Me & My Girl
  • My Fair Lady
  • Oliver!
  • Our House
  • Perchance to Dream
  • Return to the Forbidden Planet
  • Rock of Ages
  • School of Rock
  • Sister Act
  • Starlight Express
  • We Will Rock You
  • The Woman in White

Content Warnings

General Content Warnings

The following content warnings apply to the entire game; they are a large enough part of the game that they will almost certainly be mentioned in your presence at some point.

Character specific content warnings

These content warnings apply to specific plots featuring a few characters. We are happy to cast such that these do not appear in your character background or written goals, but it is possible that they could be mentioned by another player.


To keep current with all the latest news and discussions, you should join the West End Lullaby Weekend Game facebook event page:


We will also be setting up a West End Lullaby announcement only mailing list where all formal announcements will also be reposted.


Should you have any questions for the GMs you can email us at westend-lullabygms@ishtari.co.uk