Shook Tickets

Trafalgar Studio Two, London
Trafalgar Studio Two, London

Performances of Shook were suspended due to the Coronavirus outbreak. For more information, please read here.

Instead of GCSEs, Cain, Riyad and Jonjo got sentences. Locked up in a young offenders' institution, they trade sweets, chat shit, kill time - and await fatherhood. Grace’s job is to turn these teenagers into parents, but can they grow up quickly enough to escape the system?

Winner of the 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize from 1,406 entries, Shook tenderly and honestly examines the young men society shuts away.

Papatango’s original production transfers to the West End after a sensational UK tour which broke box office records, won rave reviews and earned multiple award nominations.

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Photo credit: Joshua Finan and Ivan Oyik (Photo by The Other Richard)
‘Shook’ to be released via online stream in February 2021
Wednesday, 13 January, 2021, 10:16
UPDATE: Shook will now be available to watch on Sky Arts on 24 June, ahead of an encore stream from 25 June - 31 July. Sadly, Coronavirus impacted the West End transfer of Shook, with performances cancelled at Trafalgar Studios. However, Samuel Bailey’s play will be available to watch online Inspired by true stories, Shook follows three young offenders who will become fathers while in prison. Taking parenting classes, the trio look back at their pasts,...
Samuel Bailey’s Shook to transfer to Trafalgar Studios
Thursday, 23 January, 2020, 11:13
UPDATE: Shook was cancelled at Trafalgar Studios due to Coronavirus. A performance of Shook will be filmed in December 2020 and released early next year. After beating over 1,400 entrants to win the 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize, Samuel Bailey’s Shook will receive its West End transfer. Shook will be performed at Trafalgar Studio Two for a four-week engagement from April 2020. Examining the consequences of locking up teenagers,...
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