Papatango Announce Creative Team for Samuel Bailey’s Shook

Shook by Simon Bailey
Shook by Simon Bailey

Papatango today announces the creative team for the world première of Samuel Bailey’s Shook – this year’s winner of the annual Papatango New Writing Prize.

The company’s Artistic Director George Turvey directs, with set and costume design by Jasmine Swan, lighting design by Johanna Town, and sound design by Richard Hammarton.

The production opens on 1 November at Southwark Playhouse, with previews from 30 October, and runs until 23 November 2019. Following the run at Southwark Playhouse, the production tours to Hope Street Theatre, Liverpool (26 November), Theatr Clwyd (27 – 28 November), Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough (30 November) and Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (4 – 7 December).

Shook marks the fifth year the Prize-winning play will be showcased at this venue following the world premières of the 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 Papatango New Writing Prize winners: The Funeral Director by Iman Qureshi, Trestle by Stewart Pringle, Orca by Matt Grinter and Tomcat by James Rushbrooke.

These productions have received 9 nominations for Off West End Awards including Best New Play and Most Promising Playwright.

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