The Shark Is Broken Is In London! Book Your Tickets

Martha Martins
Feb 29, 2024 By Martha Martins
Originally Published on Nov 30, 2021
The Shark Is Broken Is In London! Book Your Tickets
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The Shark is Broken is a hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the shoot of the iconic movie Jaws. The play that rocked the 2019 Edinburgh Festival is now in the West End at the Ambassadors Theatre in London. The story of the play revolves around the filming of Jaws onboard the boat named the Orca. There were backstage issues during the production and a faulty mechanical shark. The malfunctioning star of the show kept breaking down, which led to the film's lead actors becoming stranded in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean in stormy weather.

Witness this fascinating story at the Ambassadors Theatre, and buy The Shark is Broken tickets now. Joseph Nixon and Ian Shaw (son of Robert Shaw) wrote the story, while Guy Masterson directed it.

About The Shark is Broken

What is The Shark is Broken about?

The story behind the play is all about the production delay and drama that went down during the shooting of the blockbuster movie Jaws. It was 1974 when the film's lead actors, Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider, and Richard Dreyfuss, were filming aboard the boat, the Orca, and were shooting a scene in which they try to catch a dangerous great white shark. However, shooting had to stop again and again due to their malfunctioning mechanical co-star, and this led to shooting delays. Robert Shaw and the others were stranded in the middle of the ocean, wishing that they had a bigger boat. You can expect this behind-the-scenes drama to be quite hilarious.

Ian Shaw stars in the role of his father in the West End production, as well as having had a role in co-writing the play. Ian Shaw has fond memories of his father at work, which have helped the show about a broken machine to be a tale of thrill and homage, industry comedy, and existential drama. There are references to drugs and alcohol in this show and also strong language.

Book your The Shark is Broken tickets for the Ambassadors Theatre in London now.

What is The Shark is Broken based on?

The show is based on the behind-the-scenes events that happened during delays to the movie Jaws when the mechanical shark broke down repeatedly.

What age is The Shark is Broken suitable for?

The age recommendation for the show is 14 plus due to the use of strong language and mentions of alcohol and drugs. There is no mention of bloodshed, and there are definitely no real sharks in this play.

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How long is The Shark is Broken?

The runtime of The Shark is Broken at the Ambassadors Theatre is 90 minutes. There is no interval.

Who is in The Shark is Broken's cast?

The play is directed by Guy Masterson and written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon. The case includes Liam Murray Scott as Richard Dreyfuss and Demetri Goritsas as Roy Scheider. Ian Shaw portrays his father.

Directions, Venue Info, And Attendee FAQs

Where is The Shark is Broken?

The address is the Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London WC2H 9ND.

How do I get to the Ambassadors Theatre?

To reach the theatre, take Cranbourn Street until St Martin's Lane. Take a left onto West Street. You should find the Ambassadors Theatre on your left.

The buses 14, 19, 38, 24, 29, 176 stop at Charing Cross Road stop.

The nearest Tube stations are on the Piccadilly and Northern lines.

The nearest train station is Charing Cross Station.

Where can I park?

The nearest car park is in Chinatown, which is five minutes away from the theatre.

Where are the toilets at the Ambassadors Theatre?

Both male and female toilets can be found in the Circle and Stalls. Accessible toilets cannot be found.

Is the Ambassadors Theatre accessible?

No customer lifts are available, and all sections of the theatre need to be accessed via stairs.

Where can I eat nearby?

A few options to eat near the theatre are The Ivy, Le Beaujolais, and Louie.

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Written by Martha Martins

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

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Martha MartinsBachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

Martha is a full-time creative writer, content strategist, and aspiring screenwriter who communicates complex thoughts and ideas effectively. She has completed her Bachelor's in Linguistics from Nasarawa State University. As an enthusiast of public relations and communication, Martha is well-prepared to substantially impact your organization as your next content writer and strategist. Her dedication to her craft and commitment to delivering high-quality work enables her to create compelling content that resonates with audiences.

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