Behind-the-scenes Jaws drama The Shark is Broken to transfer to Ambassadors Theatre

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

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 on a boat, frustrated by foul weather and a broken mechanical co-star. Shooting on Jaws has stalled, but with plenty of alcohol and ambition, the trio's luck begins to turn when three great white sharks show themselves, bearing their teeth. 

Ian Shaw stars as his father Robert Shaw, alongside Demetri Goritsas as Roy Schieder and Liam Murray Scott as Richard Dreyfuss.  

The Shark is Broken will begin previews at the Ambassadors Theatre on 11th May, ahead of an opening night on 19th May, with the play running for a limited engagement to 18th July.

The upcoming West End transfer of The Shark is Broken will be performed as part of Sonia Friedman Productions' season at the Ambassadors Theatre, including Richard Gadd's award-winning play Baby Reindeer.

The Shark is Broken is at the Ambassadors Theatre from 11th May.

The Shark is Broken tickets go on sale on 7th February.

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