BEHIND
THE SCENES

Past Productions was founded in a small village in Wirral by Robert Southworth in 2011. He saw a need for good-quality workshops for children to help with enrichment and engagement within the history curriculum. Past Productions, although small has now grown to a nationally renowned, award-winning company. Behind the scenes there are several individuals who make sure the company keeps running smoothly.

SOME STATISTICS FOR YOU…

31,000

We have visited over 31,000 children so far up until the end of 2020.

847

We have visited over 31,000 children so far up until the end of 2020.

90,000

We have visited over 31,000 children so far up until the end of 2020.

Robert Southworth

ROBERT SOUTHWORTH
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Robert graduated from the University of Aberystwyth in 2008 with a BA in drama. Following this he furthered his training in LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) where he obtained a Masters in Acting. Before graduating, Robert was lucky enough to perform as both a singer and an actor in places as far away as Canada. He has toured nationally with the company, Sell a Door. In recent years Robert has also released some of his own music on Spotify and other outlets. Although founding Past Productions in 2011, Robert continued to act alongside building the business. When the curriculum changed in 2015, Robert decided that full-time dedication was required for growing the business. Robert is very hands on behind the scenes! He delivers the workshops and designs the accompanying materials. He also puts together new workshops when they are requested by clients. Since lockdown in 2020, Robert has also been in charge of creating new content for our YouTube channel.

JILL CONLAN
WARDROBE SUPERVISOR

Jill is in charge of creating all of our costumes. Whilst we purchase some bits, we prefer the homemade costumes as they give that closer nod to authenticity. We put as much research as we can into producing our costumes so we can keep the look as original as possible.

JESUS RAMIREZ BARRON
PROP MAKER

Jesus is our handy prop maker! Whenever there is something we need, if we are not able to buy it from somewhere, Jesus can make it.

WANT TO ENHANCE YOUR TEACHING?

Check out our YouTube channel for free videos covering all aspects of history. In addition to this you will find free worksheets linked in the descriptions.

Meanwhile, if you have a particular subject you’d like us to make a video about, let us know and we’ll certainly add it to our list!

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