KOBAL has no artistic merit whatsoever, nor do we want it, as art
is about personal taste and shouldn't be categorised and analysed.
We believe theatre shouldn't be placed on an elitist pedestal but
rather chucked around so that everyone can have a go, and as such
KOBAL produce work that you can just sit back and enjoy - popcorn
theatre if you will.
Our aim (such as it is) is to produce the type of original theatre
that we would like to see ourselves. We enjoy complete artistic
freedom, although this is largely because no-one has tried to stop
us or ask exactly what it is we're doing.
KOBAL Theatre Company is made up of a core of writers and an affiliation
of actors, technicians, musicians, and other hangers-on. It is an
independent company based in Oldham, Lancashire.
What is KOBAL?
KOBAL is, according to Leonard R.N. Ashley in The Complete Book
of Devils and Demons, the “Entertainment Director of Hell,
patron of comedians”. He is also the mascot for KOBAL Theatre
Company and can be found in an array of guises on promotional material
for our productions. Very fetching he looks too.