The Shark is Broken, London Theatre Show

The Shark is Broken tickets at the Ambassadors Theatre, London

Ambassadors Theatre, London

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A brilliantly funny play taking audiences behind the scenes of the iconic blockbuster film JAWS

A sell-out, critically acclaimed hit of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019, The Shark is Broken reveals the hilarious and moving behind-the-scenes drama on one of Hollywood’s all-time biggest blockbusters, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws.  The play is co-written by Robert Shaw’s son Ian, who also plays his father, and Joseph Nixon, with direction by Guy Masterson.

The Shark is Broken tickets at the Ambassadors Theatre, London are available to book until 13 February 2022.

What is The Shark is Broken about?

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, at the mercy of foul weather and a faulty mechanical co-star. Awash with alcohol and ambition, three hammered sharks start to bare their teeth…

Who is in The Shark is Broken London cast?

Ian Shaw (War Horse and Common, National Theatre) plays his father Robert Shaw alongside Liam Murray Scott as Richard Dreyfuss(reprising the role he performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019), and Demetri Goritsas (ear for eye, Royal Court; Black Mirror, Netflix) as Roy Scheider

Reviews of The Shark is Broken

★★★★★ "Did I mention waves? Get ready for this play to make some. Do they need a bigger boat? Actually, I think they are going to need a bigger theatre — and soon" - The Times
★★★★★ "This play packs plenty of bite." - Metro
★★★★ "Something unexpectedly profound and emotionally serrated lurks below the apparently frothy surface of this dive behind the scenes of the making of JAWS" - The Telegraph
★★★★ "This play deserves a life beyond the Fringe; yes, they’re going to need a bigger theatre" - The Arts Desk
★★★★ "An intoxicating combination of behind-the-scenes gossip and contemplation of the nature of popular art" - The Stage
★★★★  Average review score

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Age restrictions
Running time
1 hour 30 minutes (no interval)
Performance dates
Booking to 13 February 2022
Special notes
Please note: This production features strong language and reference to alcohol and drugs
Important COVID entry requirements

You are required to wear a mask at all times while inside this venue.
Proof of vaccine and/or test
You are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to attend this performance.
Health check
When you arrive at this venue, you may be asked to fill out a health questionnaire or have your temperature taken.
Covid safety
This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests. This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

Venue Information

Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, WC2H 9ND
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

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