‘The Shark is Broken’ extends West End run
The play, based on filming Jaws, will now play to 13 February.
The Shark is Broken will play an extended booking period at the Ambassadors Theatre, with the show now running for an additional month. The Shark is Broken is now at the Ambassadors Theatre to 13 February, and The Shark is Broken tickets are on sale now.
Commenting on the extended booking period, producer Sonia Friedman said: “It’s with immense pride and joy that we’re announcing this extension of ‘The Shark is Broken’ at the Ambassadors Theatre - put simply, we’re gonna need a bigger run!... it’s fantastic that this new play has finally opened in the West End to such a rapturous response, with our dedicated audiences travelling from all over the UK to see this entertaining yet profound look behind the scenes of one of the most famous films ever made.”
Set during the filming of Jaws, The Shark is Broken follows the lead actors stuck on the Orca boat, waiting for action to start up again. Ian Shaw plays his father, Robert Shaw, with Liam Murray Scott as Richard Dreyfuss and Demetri Goritsas as Roy Scheider.
In a review of The Shark is Broken for London Theatre, Matt Wolf said: “the evening belongs to two generations of Shaws: one taken from view well before time only to live on in the homage paid to him by a son whose mixture of respect and affection is in no way mechanical but, unlike the difficult Bruce, snaps immediately to attention and stays there. The shark may be broken but the Shaws own the play.”
The Shark is Broken is co-written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, with direction by Guy Masterson, scenic and costume design by Duncan Henderson, lighting design by Jon Clark and sound design and music by Adam Cork.
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Photo credit: The Shark is Broken (Photo by Helen Maybanks)