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 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 2015 in Birmingham was our 700th, 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.


A scene from Bust


Current Projects

Middlesbrough College Induction

Middlesbrough College Induction Early in 2015 we received an enquiry from Middlesbrough College to ask if we could help with their induction process. Middlesbrough College Induction from Shontal 1705 on Vimeo. The Principal Zoe Lewis was keen on a fresh approach, to try and escape 'death by PowerPoint'....

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

4th April 2016
Accrington BL IFC Project

17th March 2016
Dame Allans School

14th March 2016
Birmingham BL IFC

26th February 2016
Birmingham BL IFC

1st February 2016
Middlesbrough BL IFC

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Latest News

Pay Ahead Stay Ahead Birminghams BL IFC
10th April 2016
April 2016 Three Year Project Comes to an End... more...

Accrington BL IFC week
24th August 2015
24th to 28th August Play in a week with a group... more...

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

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