The Shark is Broken

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Tickets on sale Friday 7 February 2020 at 10am


Cape Cod, 1974: shooting on JAWS has stalled.Steven Spielberg’s stars – Robert Shaw, Roy Sheider and Richard Dreyfuss – are stuck on a boat, frustrated by foul weather and a faulty mechanical shark. 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.

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce its second production at the Ambassadors Theatre in 2020. 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 from 11th May.

The Times ★★★★★

"Did I mention waves? Get ready for this play to make some. Do they need a bigger boat? Actually, I think they are going to need a bigger theatre - and soon."

Metro ★★★★★

“This play packs plenty of bite.”

The Arts Desk ★★★★★

“This play deserves a life beyond the Fringe; yes,they’re going to need a bigger theatre”

The Telegraph ★★★★

“Something unexpectedly profound and emotionally serrated lurks below the apparently frothy surface of this dive behind the scenes of the making of JAWS.”

The Stage ★★★★

“An intoxicating combination of behind-the-scenes gossip and contemplation of the nature of popular art.”