Shatterbox Theatre Company
Shatterbox Theatre Company was co-founded in 2008 by Anna Holbek and Shelley Davenport with the aim of developing and touring productions that use socio-political issues to raise awareness, combining drama with choreography, music and humour to create dynamic pieces of theatre.
Inspired by art installation Journey (against sex trafficking), which was installed in Trafalgar Square to raise awareness about the issue of human trafficking in the UK, Anna and Shelley – graduates of Italia Conti – co-wrote Fair Trade with Kate Ferguson using verbatim accounts from two women who were trafficked into Britain in recent years. Shatterbox's original play, Fair Trade, proved a critical success at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010, as well as attracting a wealth of press that helped to highlight the issue of trafficking.
Shatterbox Theatre Company are supported by Executive Producer and Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, who is also chair of the Helen Bamber Foundation.