It takes audiences behind the scenes of 1975 film Jaws, where actors Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss are cooped up on a boat in the middle of the ocean, at the mercy of movie producers, bad weather and a glitchy fake shark called Bruce.
Written by Joseph Nixon and Ian Shaw (son of Jaws actor, Robert Shaw), The Shark is Broken draws on Shaw senior's diaries from filming, giving insights into the behind-the-camera drama. We see the two actors share their neuroses and turn to the bottle to make time pass quicker as frustration with filming gives way to camaraderie.
Reviewers of the original Fringe production enthused about a 'beautifully crafted piece of theatre' with 'immaculate performances' and 'a sublime script', so The Shark is Broken promises to be a treat on the West End.
|What||The Shark is Broken, Ambassadors Theatre|
|Where||Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London, WC2H 9ND | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Leicester Square (underground)|
11 May 20 – 18 Jul 20, 7:30 PM – 8:40 PM
|Website||Click here for more information and tickets|