Shook
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848428942Publication Date:
31 Oct 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781788502566Publication Date:
31 Oct 2019
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Southwark Playhouse, London, & tour, 2019

Shook

By Samuel Bailey

Paperback £9.99£7.99

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On Stage at:
UK tour 2019
From Tue 26 Nov 2019 to Sat 7 Dec 2019
  • Papatango New Writing Prize - 2019

Instead of GCSEs, Cain, Riyad and Jonjo got sentences. Locked up in a young offender institution, they trade sweets, chat shit, kill time – and await fatherhood.

Grace's job is to turn these teenagers into parents, ready to take charge of their futures. But can they grow up quickly enough to escape the system?

Winner of the 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize, Samuel Bailey's Shook is a tender and honest play examining the young men society shuts away.
It was premiered by Papatango at Southwark Playhouse, London, in October 2019, followed by a UK tour.

‘He’ll look different. My little boy. When I get out. Like… to the picture I’ve got in my head. Be like meeting him all over again. A whole new start.’

Press Quotes

'A fantastic debut... boy it punches home'

Thomas Sutcliffe - Saturday Review, BBC Radio 4

'One of the most important theatrical debuts of the decade'

BritishTheatre.com

'Both laugh-out-loud funny and brutally honest, catching you off-guard with touching moments when you least expect it... funny, down-to-earth, and with a lot to say'

WhatsOnStage

'A delicate and deliberately paced character study... the dialogue is bitterly funny... a moving and absorbing piece of work'

The Stage

'An entertaining and thought-provoking piece of theatre'

Broadway World
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848428942Publication Date:
31 Oct 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781788502566Publication Date:
31 Oct 2019
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
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