Who are we?

“Innovative Children’s Theatre”

 - What’s On Stage

 

Goblin is a children’s theatre company dedicated to imagination, diversity and quality.

 

We’re interesting in telling stories with positive, contemporary themes that children of all backgrounds can relate to.  It’s important for children to see themselves and their experiences reflected in the stories they are told. Goblin’s shows are characterised by innovative use of original music, wild creativity and a dose of anarchy.

Goblin believes that imagination inspires imagination, so we aim to create shows that will make young people want to tell stories, be characters, make up songs and remember the experience long after the performance finishes.

 

Goblin has performed in lots of brilliant venues across the UK, including runs at Southbank Centre, National Theatre & Royal Exchange, Manchester, as well as two co-productions with Little Angel Theatre.

Creative Producer

Matt Borgatti

Matt founded Goblin in 2013. He has been a venue programmer for children's theatre, a theatre manager and a freelance producer. Matt has written, developed and directed various family shows that have been performed all around the UK, including at Southbank Centre, The Royal Exchange, Manchester and National Theatre. He has a M(Phil) in Playwriting from University of Birmingham.

 

Composers

Will Dollard & Mary Erskine

 Will is a London-based songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and music teacher. He has been teaching music to primary school children around the city for the past 6 years, and is now a Senior Teacher at the Da Capo Music Foundation and Head of Music at Christ Church School, Chelsea. He released music under the name Old Man Dan which can be found at https://oldmandan.bandcamp.com

 

Mary is a classically trained pianist and cellist and singer/songwriter, Me For Queen. As Me For Queen she has toured the UK & Europe and has had her songs played on BBC 6Music, Radio 3, Amazing Radio, BBC Scotland & BBC Wales. She is due to release her 2nd Studio Album in 2018 .

www.meforqueen.com

 

Associate Director

Andrew Barry

 

To get in touch email matt@goblintheatre.co.uk

 

 

What people have said about Goblin:

Supported by the Stage One Bursary Scheme for New Producers

“Memorably creative children’s theatre…

A real treat”

- The Stage

 

“An inspiration”

- Reviews gate

 

“Incredible”

- What’s On Stage

 

“The ideal introduction to theatre”

- Oxford Times

“Extermely ingenious… such an outstanding experience for the family”

- Everything Theatre

 

“A brilliant show for Children of all ages”

- Primary Times

 

 “An unmissable musical delight”

- Timeout

 

 

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