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Demetri Goritsas (Roy Scheider), Ian Shaw (Robert Shaw) and Liam Murray Scott (Richard Dreyfuss) in The Shark is Broken Photo by Helen Maybanks

Jaws comedy ‘The Shark is Broken’ extends in London

London’s latest comedy The Shark is Broken extends its booking period until February 2022, due to popular demand. Tickets for the extended booking period are now on-sale.

Currently playing to a packed house at the Ambassadors Theatre in the heart of London’s theatre-land, the new comedy is a hilarious behind-the-scenes drama about the filming of Steven Spielberg’s 1974 blockbuster film JAWS.

Producer Sonia Friedman said today ‘It’s with immense pride and joy that we’re announcing this extension of ‘The Shark is Broken’ at the Ambassador’s Theatre – put simply, we’re gonna need a bigger run! Having been suspended for 16 months in 2020, just before rehearsals were due to commence, it’s fantastic that this new play has finally opened in the West End to such a rapturous response, with our dedicated audiences travelling from all over the UK to see this entertaining yet profound look behind the scenes of one of the most famous films ever made.’ 

Written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, The Shark is Broken follows the films lead actors – Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss – as they wait for their carnivorous mechanical co-star to be fixed. Stuck on a boat, and fuelled by alcohol, rivalry and ambition, these three great whites start to bare their teeth.

Check our the production images for The Shark is Broken

Co-writer Ian Shaw plays his father Robert Shaw alongside Liam Murray Scott as Richard Dreyfuss and Demetri Goritsas as Roy Scheider.

The Shark is Broken is directed by Guy Masterson with set and costume by Duncan Henderson, lighting by Neil Austin & Jamie Platt, sound and music by Adam Cork and video by Nina Dunn.

The Shark is Broken is booking until 14 February 2022 at The Ambassadors Theatre, London.


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