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Original West End Cast

The Shark is Broken 

 

Martha’s Vineyard, 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…

Currently nominated for Best Comedy Play at the 2022 Olivier Awards, the production received both critical and audience acclaim when it ran at the Ambassadors Theatre, West End from October 2021 – February 2022. Co-written by Robert Shaw’s son Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, this brilliantly funny play, directed by Guy Masterson, reveals the hilarious and moving behind-the-scenes drama on one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.

 

★★★★★

“One of the most exhilarating theatrical performances of the year”
Evening Standard

 

★★★★

“It’s a theatrical cinematic stroke of genius”
Daily Telegraph

 

★★★★

“Absolutely spellbinding”
Daily Mail

★★★★★

“Did I mention waves? Get ready for this play to make some”
The Times

★★★★★

“Sensational fun”
Sunday Mirror

★★★★★

“Do not miss”
Sunday Express

Original West End Production