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The Shark is Broken
The Shark is Broken

OCTOBER 2021 - FEBRUARY 2022 | AMBASSADORS THEATRE

THE RUN OF THE SHARK IS BROKEN AT THE AMBASSADORS THEATRE ENDED ON 13 FEBRUARY 2022

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…

Ian Shaw (War Horse and Common, National Theatre) stars as his father Robert Shaw. He is joined by Liam Murray Scott as Richard Dreyfuss (reprising the role he performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019), and Demetri Goritsas (ear for eye, Royal Court; Black Mirror, Netflix) as Roy Scheider.

Directed by Guy Masterson, THE SHARK IS BROKEN reveals the hilarious behind-the-scenes drama on one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.

After a sell-out, critically acclaimed premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe, Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon’s brilliantly funny play ran in the West End from October 2021 – February 2022.


Please note that THE SHARK IS BROKEN runs at 90 minutes without an interval.

Age recommendation: 14+. This production features strong language and reference to alcohol and drugs.