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Learn about our original adaptation of "The Last Post", a beautiful WW1 novel.
After a successful initial tour of schools and educational settings in 2022 we are very excited to be bringing our original theatrical adaptation of Keith Campion's wonderful debut novel, "The Last Post", to theatres across the UK in October and November 2023.
"The Last Post" is a 60-minute play set in the early months of the First World War and tells its story through the correspondence between Joseph, who is on the front line in Belgium, and his son William, at home in Folkestone.
Drawing on our 15+ years of producing high-quality and impactful theatre for young people we have created, in "The Last Post", a piece of theatre that is both sensitively and appropriately handled and thought-provoking and poignant.
Using a split stage, multi-roling and projections, the story moves seamlessly between Folkestone and Belgium, ensuring the audience remain immersed in this simple yet powerful story.
"The Last Post" is perfect for family audiences and school groups from 8 years and upwards.
To discuss hosting "The Last Post" in your venue please contact Hannah in the Hobgoblin office on
"Thank you so much! A rave review from us! The adults and the children absolutely loved the production and were visibly moved by the performances. After studying WW1 as our history topic, the Y6's have a genuine connection with the stories and the heroes. The actors were fantastic; very professional and fab performers. PLEASE can you come again in 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026... Amazing!"
Year 6 teacher
"The Last Post book by Keith Campion is brought off the page sensitively in the Hobgoblin production. The heartfelt performances explore the letters exchanged and show the blind hope of William to see his dad for Christmas. As a teacher watching you pay attention to the details of the trenches and somehow know where this will lead but William's excitement at his father's war adventures helps students to understand the enthusiasm for war.
The poignant end with nods to modern day remembrance was very touching."
Secondary Head of History