Life is But A Pantomime : An Autobiographical Show

by Anna Devitt in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 14th October 2019 we successfully raised £2,035 with 20 supporters in 34 days

Our aim is to offer a bespoke creative curricular offering upto 4 qualifications while building an autobiographical pantomime showcase.

by Anna Devitt in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We are super excited to be commencing this project for it's pilot this year and have secured a partnership with the Theatre Royal in Glasgow to run this project annually to reach as many young people as possible! Our long term goal is to be able to run this project in various areas across Scotland and then the rest of the UK. We want to continue to empower our young people and offer them gully funded places on this incredible creative project.

We are ALMOST READY to better the next generation, are YOU?

Who we are?

Our New charity was created to benefit young people in local communities across Scotland who are creative, practical learners. The charity aims to close the attainment gap in schools by providing opportunities for disengaged learners to receive multiple qualifications and transferable skills. The charity founder, Anna Devitt founded the unique award-winning approach to accredited learning through "Comedy & Confidence" which has been recognised by a wide range of stakeholders and has SCQF framework recognition. Through this new project, the young people will have to opportunity to receive this qualification as well as 2 others, whilst navigating through a creative curricular and building a bespoke pantomime. This project is the first of is kind and we want to give the young people in local communities the opportunity to develop and showcase their skills the showcase will be debut at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow next year. 

What is it?

The project aims to take up to 100 young people through a 17-week programme to gain up to 4 qualifications within the creative industries. Young people will gain confidence, transferable skills and knowledge of the arts. As a result, the young people will create and perform a bespoke pantomime which they have created throughout the programme. This will be showcased in the Theatre Royal in Glasgow! The project will cover various social issues, some of which will have directly affected the young people who are participating. By doing this we are giving the young people a voice to share their stories and experiences and use these to build confidence and the final pantomime!


We believe that everyone can learn, but not everyone learns in the same way. We want to provide equal opportunities for young people in our communities to reach their full potential and gain qualifications which they may not have been able to in school. Our goal is for these young people to find confidence in themselves and use this to create their own opportunities. The final pantomime is an opportunity for the young people to use their new skills and talents to express themselves, share their stories and feel empowered by the creative industries. 

Who will this benefit?

This project will benefit young people in YOUR communities who are disengaged from mainstream education, come from a care experienced background or need additional support. The project will allow these young people to reach their full potential whilst gaining qualifications and skills such as confidence to enable them to gain employment. We believe that not only the young people will benefit directly from this, however, the people closest to them, family, employers and neighbours will benefit from the young people's new skills, confidence and abilities. We aim to encourage the participants to engage in education and employment at the end of our programmes. 

How you can help!

The funding would make a difference to help secure fully funded places for disadvantaged young people to take part and gain these transferable skills and qualifications. We want to be able to offer this programme to up to 100 young people across Scotland on fully funded places to ensure everyone, regardless of background has the same opportunity to succeed. The cost of a fully funded place is approximately £1500 per person. Therefore, we want to use the money raised by you to offer these places to the young people who need it most. By supporting our organisation you will be making a difference in closing the attainment gap and encouraging disadvantaged young people to reach their full potential.

Some inspiration from previous young people...

"Everyone was interacting from the very start. Very funny, but great for building confidence"

"I have learned how to use positive body language, expression and how to think outside the box"

"The course helped me to step outside my comfort zone and I have used these skills in my everyday life. Before this course I was too nervous to go for job interviews or put myself out there"


We have extended our project run time for an additional week  as we have some important pledges lined up! 


We thank you for supporting future generations!



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A personalised shout out across our social media channels.

£50 or more

0 of 25 claimed

£50 Reward

Your name included in the panto programme as a supporting superstar!

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£100 Reward

Submit your joke to be included in the final pantomime showcase!

£1,000 or more

£1000 Reward

25% off a full days workshop for up to 15 staff members. Date to be agreed.

£2,500 or more

£2500 Reward

50% off a full days workshop for up to 15 staff members. Date to be agreed.

£5,000 or more

£5000 Reward

10 tickets to the pantomime* and Anna Devitt will provide ‘Lunchtime Laughter’ for your staff with a bespoke stand up routine. Date to be agreed.

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