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20Twenty Productions CIC was created on 25th October 2011. We are a not-for-profit organisation that uses creativity and participation to engage and empower children and young people so they may build confidence, essential skills for life and one or more creative skill sets. Working strategically, collaboratively and directly as creative practitioners we inspire young people to realise their potential whilst growing as leaders. Our programmes, projects and events are designed with and for young people. 20Twenty Productions supports creative industry development; empowering young people to gain qualifications and access real world opportunities. If you would like to know more about the work we do please email us.

Film Making: Case Studies

Detailed below are a number of examples of how our Theatre Makers programme has been deployed in two local primary schools to help pupils engage with the arts, develop their confidence and self-esteem and participate in a class-wide activity that culminated in a memorable red carpet experience.


Cavalry Primary School’s Year 3 pupils produced a film around the Roald Dahl classics, Fantastic Mr Fox and The Magic Finger. Throughout the weeks, pupils rehearsed their scripts and worked on their given characters before performing in front of the camera. So much fun was had throughout the entire process as every pupil’s confidence grew within such a short space of time.


Year 4 pupils performed some work around the history of the Celts and the Saxons. The children produced an informative piece of theatre that included poetry and song within which they devised the ‘Did You Know’ reporters which educated visitors. Performed for parents and other visitors at Stonea Roman Camp, everybody left this fabulous performance with both knowledge gained and a sense of pride for the effort put in by the pupils.


Year 3 pupils selected Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for Theatre Makers. We worked with the children to help them produce chocolate adverts based upon their own chocolate bar creations. The children also helped create the scripts after which each advert was filmed.


Year 4 children attended a fascinating exhibition, in Wisbech Museum’s library, about child convicts imprisoned during the 1900s. They researched each juvenile convict after which they created a very moving short film about them. This detailed their (by comparison) minor crimes and (by comparison) harsh punishments. There was an overwhelmingly harsh and unjust comparison to modern day punishment.


Year 5 pupils were offered a Bear Grylls theme. As a result, they were taken to Secret Garden in Wisbech St Mary where they spent an amazing day coordinated by Fenland Bushcraft. A short film was produced showing just how much fun they had had.


After the filming and editing was completed by our own production staff the children, and their parents, attended a red carpet premiere of their films at The Light Cinema in Wisbech. We think we can all agree that all of the above actors from all schools performed brilliantly. We can’t praise them highly enough!

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"Without our funders, 20Twenty Productions would not exist. In a world where all children and young people were treated with respect, equality, and afforded creative and artistic opportunities to express themselves, we would not need to."

Katherine Nightingale, CEO

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