Cape Cod, 1974: shooting on JAWS has stalled. The film's lead stars – Robert Shaw, Roy Sheider and Richard Dreyfuss – are stuck on a boat, frustrated by foul weather and a faulty mechanical shark. Awash with alcohol and ambition, three great white males start to bare their teeth.
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 arrives in the West End for a limited 14-week run.
Der der der der... don’t miss it
A beautiful miniature of a play
Packed with wit, insight and pop culture references
You should dive straight in
Strong writing and astute performances
The star of this show is the script
Punchy script and strong performances
A small-scale delight
A murky 'Jaws' backstory with impressive visuals and familial bond
The tone of the show is boisterously comic
Likeable if slightly navel-gazing three-hander
Poignant despite its imperfections