theatre in education company, theatre in education companies, key stage 2 history, key stage 1, fairy tales, traditional tales, christmas show, schools panto, touring schools theatre, egyptians, greeks, romans, vikings, stuarts, tudors, victorians, wwii.
Formed in 2007, we are now in our 10th year of performing as Hobgoblin Theatre Company!
In that time we have performed to hundreds of thousands of children in hundreds 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.
Learn a little more about this theatre in education company and the wonderful people who run it!
Hobgoblin Theatre Company in a nutshell.
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 9 years, we believe that we can meet any challenge that we are presented with.
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 on the cards we're looking forward to the next 10 years and beyond...!
MEET THE TEAM...
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. As well as the many actors that we have at peak times we are very excited to have these wonderful people working with us for 2017/18...
This coming year company director James Anthony and Hobgoblin regular Lianne Fairey were joined by Lewis Clarke.
As well as all of the fun they have had in the UK so far these guys were in Germany just before the Christmas season for our annual week in Dusseldorf.
We are also lucky enough to have these three actors who are getting rave reviews from teachers across the UK.
Meet Aston, Katie and Luke...
They certainly had their work cut out for them at the start of this year as they had loads of shows to learn very quickly - they achieved this with great aplomb and are now out on the road somewhere near you!
It's Aston's first time working with Hobgoblin but Katie has done loads of work with us, from Christmas shows to an educational piece all about Antibiotic Resistance, and Luke has returned after some time away having previously worked with us over a period of a couple of years!
UPDATE - May 2018... Aston, Katie and Luke have just come back from Oman! They spent a while there touring our Ancient Egyptians show and had a great time, even though it was super hot. They even managed to squeeze in some dolphin spotting! Those of us stuck at home have been busy doing some filming of our shows to give you guys an idea of what they look like. There are links on the home page.