Cape Cod, 1974: shooting on JAWS has stalled. The film’s lead actors – Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss – are stuck on a boat, frustrated by foul weather and a faulty mechanical co-star. Awash with alcohol and ambition, three great white sharks start to bare their teeth…
The Shark is Broken reveals the hilarious and moving behind-the-scenes drama on one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.
Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce its second production at the Ambassadors Theatre in 2020. After a sell-out, critically acclaimed premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe, Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon’s brilliantly funny play will arrive in the West End from May 11th. Tickets will be on general sale from £10 on Friday 7th February 2020.
- THE SELL-OUT, SMASH HIT OF THE EDINBURGH FRINGE 2019 TRANSFERS TO THE WEST END FOR A STRICTLY LIMITED RUN.
- TAKING AUDIENCES BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF THE ICONIC BLOCKBUSTER JAWS, THIS IS THE 2ND PRODUCTION THAT SFP HAS ANNOUNCED AT THE AMBASSADORS THEATRE THIS YEAR.
- CO-WRITTEN BY ROBERT SHAW’S SON IAN, THIS BRILLIANTLY FUNNY, DEEPLY MOVING NEW PLAY IMAGINES WHAT HAPPENED ON BOARD THE ORCA WHEN THE CAMERAS STOPPED ROLLING.
- IAN SHAW STARS AS HIS FATHER ROBERT SHAW, ALONGSIDE DEMETRI GORITSAS AS ROY SCHEIDER AND LIAM MURRAY SCOTT AS RICHARD DREYFUSS.
The Shark is Broken at the Ambassadors Theatre, London
The Ambassadors Theatre, West St, London WC2H 9ND. Duration 1 hour 10 minutes. Performances Mon-Sat at 19:30, Thu and Sat at 14:30.
Sonia Friedman Productions presents
The Shark is Broken
Written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon
Directed by Guy Masterson
Set and Costume by Duncan Henderson
Lighting by Neil Austin & Jamie Platt
Sound and Music by Adam Cork
Video by Nina Dunn
West St, London WC2H 9ND
First performance: 11th May 2020
Final performance: 18th July 2020
Opening Night: 19th May at 7.30pm
Performance schedule: Monday – Friday at 7.30pm; Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm