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The Shark Is Broken


The Shark Is Broken Tickets

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About The Shark Is Broken

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 are delighted to announce its second production at the Ambassadors Theatre in 2021. After a sell-out, critically acclaimed premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe, Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon’s brilliantly funny play is playing in the West End from October 2021 for a strictly limited season.

The critics have been raving with the Daily Mail saying Ian Shaw is "absolutely spellbinding" as his father Robert Shaw. According to The Times, Liam Murray Scott "brings Richard Dreyfuss superbly to life", while Demetri Goritsas is "pitch-perfect" (Metro) as Roy Scheider. 

More praise for The Shark Is Broken

"DER DER, DER DER… DON’T MISS IT!" ★★★★★ – Evening Standard

"A theatrical-cinematic stroke of genius!" ★★★★ – The Daily Telegraph

"Hugely entertaining" ★★★★ – Metro

"Utterly splendid new comedy" ★★★★ – Whatsonstage

★★★★ – The Times, The Stage, Chortle, Daily Mail, Metro, The Upcoming, Theatre Weekly

Age recommendation: 14+, as this production features strong language and references to alcohol and drugs