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The Shark is Broken Tickets

Ambassadors Theatre, London
The Shark is Broken
Ambassadors Theatre, London

The Shark is Broken is now at the Ambassadors Theatre in October 2021.

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 behind-the-scenes drama on one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. 

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.

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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.

Previews from |
9th October 2021
Opening date |
19th October 2021
Booking from |
9th October 2021
Available until |
15th January 2022
Closes |
15th January 2022
Run time |
1 hour 10 minutes (No Interval)
Categories |
For ages 12+
Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon
Guy Masterson
Songs by:
Adam Cork
Neil Austin & Jamie Platt
Adam Cork
Duncan Henderson
Duncan Anderson
Cast list:
Ian Shaw, Demetri Goritsas, Liam Murray Scott

Ambassadors Theatre Venue Information

Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London, WC2H 9ND
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square

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Latest The Shark is Broken News & Features

‘The Shark is Broken’ to open at Ambassadors Theatre in October 
Tuesday, 29 June, 2021, 11:28
After The Shark is Broken was forced to postpone its West End premiere, new dates have been found for the Jaws drama. The Shark is Broken will now run at the Ambassadors Theatre from 9 October - 15 Jan. 2022. The Shark is Broken is written by Jaws star Robert Shaw’s son Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon. It’s inspired by the creation of Jaws, following three cast members stuck on a boat while filming has stalled. Luck begins to turn though when three great white sharks appear out...
Behind-the-scenes Jaws drama The Shark is Broken to transfer to Ambassadors Theatre
Wednesday, 05 February, 2020, 12:42
As part of Sonia Friedman Productions season at the Ambassadors Theatre, The Shark is Broken will transfer to the West End this May. First performed at the Edinburgh Fringe last year, the play gives a behind-the-scenes look into the 1970s film and what happened when the cameras stopped rolling on one of Hollywood's biggest blockbuster. Written by Jaws star Robert Shaw’s son Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, The Shark is Broken sees three Jaws cast members as they're stuck...
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