NEWS: Samuel Bailey’s Shook to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios

The play, which won the 2019 Papatango Prize, will play at the Trafalgar Studios from the 8th April.

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Papatango and James Quaife Productions have confirmed that Samuel Bailey’s play Shook will run at the Trafalgar Studios for a limited run until the 9th May.

Marking Papatango’s first West End transfer, Artistic Director George Turvey reunites the cast from the show’s debut run at Southwark Playhouse and on tour in 2019 including Josef Davies (Jonjo), Josh Finan (Cain), Andrea Hall (Grace) and Ivan Oyik (Riyad).

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?

The production was nominated for seven Off West End Awards (Best Production, Best New Play, Most Promising Playwright, Best Performance Ensemble, Best Director, Best Set and Best Sound); and is currently a finalist for Best Production and Most Promising Playwright Awards.

Talking about the news, George Turvey said today, “We’re thrilled to transfer Shook in Samuel Bailey and Papatango’s West End premières. After a record-breaking run at Southwark Playhouse and a national tour, it’s a joy to revive this very special show and share it with a wider audience.”

Shook will play at the Trafalgar Studios from the 8th April until the 9th May. To book tickets click here.

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