The theatre company has announced that the 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize-winning play will be available to watch online from the 5th February.

Josef Davies and Ivan Oyik (c) The Other Richard.

Having been due to transfer to the West End when the pandemic hit, Papatango has confirmed that the production will now be made available to watch online from the 5th to the 28th February.

Shook was directed by Papatango’s Artistic Director George Turvey in collaboration with BAFTA-winning and multi-Emmy nominated director James Bobin. It was confirmed that the production’s online première will be marked with a live Q&A with the cast and creative team across its social media channels at 7.30pm on Friday 5th February.

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?

Shook won the 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize, debuting to critical acclaim at Southwark Playhouse, and was nominated for 7 OffWestEnd Awards and The Stage Debut Award for Most Promising Playwright.

This filmed production stars the original cast Josef Davies (Jonjo), Josh Finan (Cain), Andrea Hall (Grace) and Ivan Oyik (Riyad).

The creative team for the production includes set and costume design by Jasmine Swan and sound design by Richard Hammarton.

Shook will be available to watch online from the 5th to the 28th February. Tickets cost £10 and are available to purchase here.