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The Shark is Broken

9 October 2021 to 15 January 2022 Book tickets

‘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.” – The Times.

New dates have been announced for The Shark is Broken at the Ambassadors Theatre. The sell-out smash hit of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 will transfer onto the West End for a limited run from October 9th ’21 to January 15th ’22. This brilliantly funny yet moving new play will take audiences behind the scenes of the iconic blockbuster Jaws whilst it imagines what happened on board ‘The Orca’ when cameras stopped rolling.

Co-Writer Ian Shaw said:  "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."

Tickets are priced from £10 and are available from The Shark is Broken website.