Shontal 1705 CIC Ltd.

Shontal are a not for profit organisation that specialises in 'Financial Literacy using Live Theatre'. Working across the community, our aim is debt prevention through education. Each piece of work is based on the principles behind TIE 'Theatre in Education', hard to teach subjects for hard to reach groups, facilitated by a debt specialist with nearly 20 years experience working in the 'Free Advice Sector'. 

The Mission

We are able to offer the sessions to groups small and large. Our last performance of 2013 in Manchester was our 500th, having performed around the country and beyond.  Our work is highly interactive and we aim to send the audience home with a smile on their face and with plenty to think about.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss how we can help.

Doug speaks to the audience

Current Projects

Rat Trap

"Rat Trap" was commissioned by Housing Hartlepool to look at the financial pressures facing those who take on their first tenancy, it takes a light hearted approach to the issues raised and aims to signpost people to the right advice and information, it forms part of a 12 week course designed...


"Bust" the story of Tanya and Keith. A normal couple with a young son and a baby on the way who manage to attract an impressive portfolio of debt, most of it because of changing personal circumstances. We witness their journey into debt through meetings with a variety...

It's Only A Few Quid

"It's Only A Few Quid" ...looks at Gill, and how her life is turned upside down by the loss of her job. She struggles with debt and the people she owes. Then she turns to a certain individual for help... This show was commissioned by the Illegal Money Lending Team, based within...

One Family's Story

"One Family's Story" a one hour interactive theatre based performance workshop. It concerns two members of the same family caught up in a spiral of debt, there is nothing unusual about the way the family live, they have similar lifestyles to those of us in the wider community, we see...

Upcoming Events

15th December 2014
Catterick Garrison

1st December 2014
Catterick Garrison

17th November 2014
Catterick Garrison

14th November 2014
Southway Tenants Event

8th November 2014
Southway Tenants Event

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Hull BL IFC Project
15th September 2014
15th to 18th September Working across the community,... more...

Knowsley BL IFC Project
8th September 2014
8th to 12th September Working with a range of... more...

Play in a Week - Birminghams, BL IFC Project
17th August 2014
17th to 21st August Clients created their own... more...

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