Shook

The McCarthyApprox. 85 mins
The Times on Hanna

2019 Papatango Prize winner, Shook is an incisive story of growing up, parenthood, and hope.

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Presented by Papatango Theatre Company
Written by Samuel Bailey

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"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. Be a whole new start."

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, 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 from 1406 entries, Samuel Bailey's debut full production tenderly and honestly examines the young men society shuts away.

Shook follows previous Papatango discoveries who have gone on to win BAFTAs, OffWestEnd and Alfred Fagon awards and premiere worldwide.

Age guide: 14+


★★★★
'Every year the Papatango Prize comes up with a bit of a cracker.'
The Guardian on The Funeral Director

★★★★
'Outstanding.
The Times on Hanna

★★★★
'Brimming with quiet insight and sympathetic humour.' 
The Independent on Trestle

★★★★
'Seduces us with myth and theatrical magic.
Time Out on Orca

★★★★
'Remarkable unearthers of new talent.
Evening Standard on After Independence


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dates

Saturday 30 November 2019, 7.45pm

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