The Shark Is Broken transfers

London theatre news: Wednesday 5 February 2020

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A sell-out, smash hit of Edinburgh Fringe 2019, The Shark Is Broken now gets a West End transfer to the Ambassadors Theatre from May.
The Shark Is Broken at the Ambassadors Theatre

Image courtesy Ambassadors Theatre

Sonia Friedman Productions has today announced the West End transfer of The Shark Is Broken which reveals the hilarious and moving behind-the-scenes drama on one of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters - Jaws.

After a sell-out, critically acclaimed premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe, Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon's brilliantly funny play will arrive at the West End's Ambassadors Thatre from 11 May and is scheduled to run for a limited season until 18 July 2020.

The play is directed by Guy Masterson and stars Ian Shaw as his father Robert Shaw, alongside Demetri Goritsas as Roy Scheider and Liam Murray Scott as Richard Dreyfuss.

Tickets will be on general sale from this Friday (7 February) from £10.

Show listing information


Cape Cod, 1974: shooting on JAWS has stalled. Steven Spielberg's stars - Robert Shaw, Roy Sheider and Richard Dreyfuss - are stuck on a boat, frustrated by foul weather and a faulty mechanical shark.

Awash with alcohol and ambition, three great white males start to bare their teeth.

The Shark Is Broken reveals the hilarious behind-the-scenes drama on one of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters.


Author: Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon
Production: Sonia Friedman Productions


Ambassadors Theatre
West Street


From: Saturday 9 October 2021

Closes: Saturday 15 January 2022


Standard: To be advised

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