Following Samuel Bailey’s nomination for The Times Breakthrough Award at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards, Papatango announce that the film capture of his critically acclaimed debut play Shook will premiere on free-to-air television on Thursday 24 June, after which it will be re-released as an online stream from 25 June until 31 July.
Previous winners of The Times Breakthrough Award include Waad al-Kateab, Tom Hiddleston, Billie Piper, Stormzy, Amma Asante, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Jessie Buckley. As the sole nominee in the theatre category, Bailey is a subject of this season’s South Bank Show series.
His profile by Melvyn Bragg will air at 9pm on 24 June on Sky Arts, Freeview Channel 11. This broadcast will be immediately followed by the opportunity to watch Shook on Sky Arts at 10pm.
Following this TV broadcast, from Friday 25 June until Saturday 31 July audiences will also be able to stream Shook online.
Tickets are £10 per household, and give audiences access to stream the show for 48 hours after purchase via www.papatango.co.uk/shook – captions available.
Shook, inspired by true stories, looks at three young offenders who are due to become fathers while incarcerated. As Cain, Riyad and Jonjo embark on parenting classes under the instruction of Grace, their different histories slowly emerge and their different futures take shape. Both funny and poignant, Shook examines the young people society shuts away.
Featuring the original cast – Josef Davies (Jonjo), Josh Finan (Cain), Andrea Hall (Grace) and Ivan Oyik (Riyad) – and with the original set/costume designs by Jasmine Swan and sound design by Richard Hammarton, the capture of Shook was directed by Papatango’s Artistic Director George Turvey in collaboration with BAFTA-winning and multi-Emmy-nominated director James Bobin.
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. It became the best-selling world première in the venue’s history, and sold out on tour across England and Wales.