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Learn a little more about this theatre in education company and the people who make it work...
Formed in 2007, we are now heading toward our 16th year of performing as Hobgoblin Theatre Company!
In that time we have performed to hundreds of thousands of children in thousands of schools all over the UK (and beyond!) and our repertoire has grown from the 2 plays we started with to over 20 shows that we now offer all year round (and the new shows that we add each Xmas).
With a firm focus on educational values we are considered an invaluable resource by teachers across the UK looking to inspire and enthuse their children.
We formed Hobgoblin Theatre Company out of a desire to do something worthwhile with our training and experience while still enjoying the excitement of live performance.
Each of us had professional training as well as experience working in Theatre in Education before we formed Hobgoblin and, added to the things we have learnt over the past 16 years, we believe that we can meet any challenge that we are presented with. This has been most evident in our creative and positive response to the challenges presented over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, during which we adapted exisiting material and created new and exciting content to keep children learning through drama.
We write all of our own material from scratch to ensure that it meets our high standards. We also make all of our costumes, props and sets and we take great pleasure in performing our shows and running our drama workshops in schools and elsewhere.
There really is no more honest audience than an audience of children and we take great pride in the fact that the response we get from them is so positive.
With more new shows and workshop ideas always in production we're looking forward to the next 15 years and beyond...!
Theatre is a team effort and, as we have grown, we have been privileged to work with a lot of very talented and creative actors.
Many of these actors go on to work across the industry in film, TV and theatre and lots of our actors discover a passion for teaching through the work they do with us and we are proud to list a number of teachers amongst our previous teams.
We are also proud to be many actors' first professional engagement out of drama school and take care to provide a positive and nurturing environment in which they can learn and develop - all of which results in a great theatre experience for children across the country.
Hopefully you'll be seeing one of our teams in your school soon and you can give them a wave or, even better, a cup of tea!