Summer Festival: Shook Samuel Bailey's darkly comic and hard-hitting play

Summer Festival: Shook

The Wardrobe Theatre

Key Information
  • Dates Thu 13 Jun 2024 - Sun 16 Jun 2024
  • Location The Wardrobe Theatre
  • Tickets

    Single £10
    Double Bill £15
    Season Ticket £40

  • Creative Team

    Written by Samuel Bailey
    Directed by Patrick Wilson
    Designed by Sophie Land

Book Tickets

“What do you know about it? About any of this stuff in here? It’s alright for you, like. Go home to yer nice kid and yer nice house but what the f*ck has he got? Or any of the lads in here?”

Riyad, Jonjo, and Cain are serving time in a Young Offenders Institution. Bound together by their fate behind bars and impending fatherhood, they while away the hours chomping sweets and keeping face. It’s Grace’s responsibility to teach them how to be good dads, but will they ever be good enough for the society that put them behind bars?

Winner of the 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize, Samuel Bailey’s darkly comic and hard-hitting play serves as a compelling reminder of the struggles faced by young male offenders trying to find their place in the world.

This play is showing as a double bill with Octopus. Find out more about the BOVTS Summer Festival at the Wardrobe Theatre here.

The culture at BOVTS is encouraging, respectful, welcoming and empowering; the environment and buildings are beautiful and I found Bristol to be one of the most wonderful cities in which to spend summer! Lindy Yeates, Foundation Course Student