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Hobgoblin’s Play in a Day allows children to explore a period of history in a practical and creative way.


Led by one of our actor facilitators, the day kicks off with games and drama activities based on the historical period you have chosen. There are plenty of fun facts and stories included, adding to the children’s knowledge on the topic.

Whatever the topic you are studying, it is sure to be enhanced by experiencing our "Play in a Day" workshop.

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Hobgoblin’s Play in a Day topics covered include:


Stone Age to Iron Age


Ancient Egypt


The Mayans


Ancient Greece


The Roman Empire


The Anglo-Saxons


The Vikings


1066: The Battle of Hastings


The Aztecs


The Tudors


The Great Plague of 1664/5


The Great Fire of London


The Gunpowder Plot


The Victorian Era


The Titanic


The First World War


The Second World War

If you are studying a different topic that you think would work well with a Play in a Day do please get in contact with us.

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The class then begin to devise and create a performance piece, working on both their own scenes and pieces of script which results in a performance that can be delivered to the whole school and/or parents at the end of the day.


We include sound effects, music and simple pieces of costume and props.


The experience is for a max of one class, or 30 children.

As a theatre company we have a vast wealth of experience in writing age-appropriate, engaging shows that educate as well as entertain children.


The children taking part in our Play in a Day workshops benefit from this experience in two main ways:


1) They get to work with our actor facilitators who have all developed their expertise performing and working with children in our plays and workshops.


2) They get to work with our original scripts that are specially written to maximise learning whilst retaining a great sense of fun.