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JAWS comedy ‘The Shark is Broken’ to open in West End this October

New dates have been confirmed for the West End transfer of The Shark is Broken, now opening this October at The Ambassadors Theatre in London.

Written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, The Shark is Broken is a hilarious, behind the scenes drama about the filming of Steven Spielberg’s 1974 blockbuster film JAWS. The play 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.

Ian Shaw (Johnny English Reborn) will play his father Robert Shaw with full casting to be announced. The production was previously scheduled to transfer to the West End in May2020 however this was postponed due to the pandemic.

Demetri Goritsas (The Bourne IdentitySaving Private Ryan) and Liam Murray Scott (Richard III) were previously announced to play Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss in the postponed 2020 production.

The comedy premiered to five-star critical acclaimed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019 and is presented in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions.

The Shark is Broken is directed by Guy Masterson with set & 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 runs from 11 May 2020 until 18 July 2020 at The Ambassadors Theatre, London.


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