BA-BAM! Two notes and you’ve got a villain. 

So many movies have tried (and failed) to follow in the footsteps of the dangerous shark sequence, but none could ever quite top Spielberg’s 1975 classic, Jaws. It’s unbeatable. And boasts quite possibly the greatest (and simplest) theme song of all time. 

So when we heard that the American thriller would be coming to the West End, we had our trepidations. Let’s face it, film-to-musical adaptations are usually pretty predictable – we all saw Mary Poppins, The Lion King and Hairspray coming from a mile off, but Jaws, we were completely thrown over the fence by this one.

But it is! In a sense anyway. Jaws, the film that shone the great white shark into the dangerous limelight, as well as starring the legend that is Robert Shaw, has since had a facelift and we have Shaw’s son, Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon to thank for that. Enter The Shark is Broken, a theatrical narrative that explores what happened when the cameras stopped rolling on this haunting set… 

Having made quite the tidal-wave at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe back in 2019, The Shark is Broken is making its way to Ambassadors Theatre this October for a limited three-month run.

Expect to see a behind-the-scenes look at the shark famed film. We’ll meet Jaws stars Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss in a way you wouldn’t quite have thought. The three men are as lost emotionally as they are stuck at sea on a boat off of Cape Cod. And, it doesn’t bode well for these sorry souls. 

They’re loaded with alcohol, ambition and yet nothing is going their way, until they unlikely meet three great white sharks with their mouths gaping wide.

Enter The Shark is Broken, a theatrical narrative that explores what happened when the cameras stopped rolling on this haunting set… 

Keeping it in the family, Ian Shaw, known for his roles in War Horse and Much Ado About Nothing will be starring as his father Robert Shaw. Roy Schiedger, who played the Police Chief Martin Brody will be played by Demetri Goritsas, while Richard Dreyfuss will be played by Liam Murray Scott as he makes his West End debut.

BA-BAM. Three great white’s are swimming their way to the West End and for once we couldn’t be more excited…

The Shark is Broken will pitch up at Ambassadors Theatre from 9th October 2021 – 15th January 2022

Get your tickets at theatreticketsdirect.co.uk


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