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davina shah

Agent & Managing Director

I founded TEAM in 2020, keen to make a home for the brilliant storytellers and theatre makers I have the great pleasure of working with. My work at TEAM is grounded in nurturing talent & most importantly, the humans behind it, alongside providing strategic career support.

I’ve been advocating for artists for a long time: from the early part of my career working in producing & planning departments at a number of producing theatres & as an independent producer, and since 2011, as a literary & creatives’ agent. 

I am a Mancunian born and raised, and was a trustee of the Royal Exchange Theatre from July 2017 to March 2022.

Like most Manchester-folk, I like to think I do things a little bit differently…



I started my career in theatre somewhat by accident, as a sound engineer on the Highlands Folk Festival circuit and a follow spot operator at Glasgow Kings. In 2005, I reluctantly accepted a job in the West End and have been here ever since – opening 20 productions as part of the sound team, 10 of which as Head Of Sound.

Since having my daughter, I have stepped away from the console and am delighted to have found a place on the TEAM which allows me to be a Mum and use my knowledge of theatre in such a positive way.