Ambassadors Theatre

West Street, London, WC2H 9ND GB

The Shark Is Broken

The Shark Is Broken Tickets

  • Opens: Saturday, 9 October 2021
    Booking until: Saturday, 15 January 2022
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About The Shark Is Broken

Performance Times
  • Opens: Saturday, 9 October 2021
    Booking until: Saturday, 15 January 2022
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu 14:30 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -

The Shark Is Broken description

This fantastically funny show is a sell-out, smash hit fresh from the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It transfers to the West End for a strictly limited run and it covers the action behind the scenes at one of the world's best-loved horror movies, Jaws. If you were one of the millions of viewers who were scared to use to loo or have a bath for months after watching the film, you're going to love this!

What's the plot of The Shark Is Broken? 

Written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon and directed by Guy Masterson, The Shark Is Broken whisks you behind the scenes of the iconic horror movie that terrified a generation. The results is a very funny yet moving new play that imagines what took place on board the famous boat, The Orca, once the cameras stopped filming. Co-writer Ian Shaw plays his own dad, Robert Shaw, whose crazy character, the shark hunter Quint, more or less made the movie.

As Ian Shaw himself says, "I first watched 'Jaws' when I was about eight. I loved it, even though it terrified me! Like many others, sharks inhabited my dreams, and swimming was off the menu. Over forty years later, the prospect of playing my father in a play that Joseph and I wrote, and bringing to light the off-screen intrigue and comedy that went into the making of a masterpiece, is a unique and very special one."

Producer Sonia Freedman agrees: “Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon deliver a hilarious and uniquely personal perspective on one of the most legendary moments in film history, bringing three Hollywood icons to life onstage. Hysterically funny and oddly profound, 'The Shark Is Broken' is the sort of unexpected gem you only find at the Edinburgh Fringe, and I cannot wait to share it with West End audiences - at last!"

Who is The Shark Is Broken for?

The Shark Is Broken is perfect for anyone old enough to enjoy adult humour, and absolutely brilliant fun for everyone who has seen and loved the 1975 film that made the book's author Peter Benchley so famous. 

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29 Jun
2021
London Box Office

THE SHARK IS BROKEN – 2021 West End Transfer Announced

by London Box Office | Tuesday, June 29 2021, 16:38

The Shark is Broken Update for The Shark is Broken at the Ambassadors Theatre

It's written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon and directed by Guy Masterson. It's a fantastic sell-out smash hit from 2019's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It whisks audiences behind the scenes of the iconic scary movie Jaws, a 'brilliantly funny and deeply moving' new play that re-imagines the events on board The Orca when the cameras stopped rolling. The Shark is Broken opens at the Ambassadors Theatre for a strictly limited season, running from 9th October 2021 to 15th January 2022.

THE SHARK IS BROKEN – 2021 West End Transfer Announced
07 Feb
2020
Phil Willmott

A Fun and Fishy West End Play Goes on Sale Today

by Phil Willmott | Friday, February 7 2020, 15:00

The Shark is Broken The Ambassadors Theatre used to be unavailable to producers whilst the percussive dance musical STOMP was in residence for years. Although that was a wonderful show it's good news for London theatre goers that they vacated the venue because if frees up one of the West Ends smallest venues for a series of fascinating and enticing productions that wouldn’t be able to fill one of the bigger more expensive buildings.

A Fun and Fishy West End Play Goes on Sale Today