The Shark is Broken Tickets London Theatre

The Shark is Broken Tickets

3.9 (8) · Contemporary Drama

“You’re going to need a bigger boat.”

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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.

Critic reviews

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· Evening Standard

A beautiful miniature of a play

· The Times

Packed with wit, insight and pop culture references

· WhatsOnStage

You should dive straight in

· Broadway World

Strong writing and astute performances

· Theatre Weekly

The star of this show is the script

· The Upcoming

Punchy script and strong performances

· London Box Office

Shark-tooth-sharp comedy

· The Arts Desk

A small-scale delight

· The Telegraph

Beautifully realised

· The Stage

A murky 'Jaws' backstory with impressive visuals and familial bond

· London Theatre

The tone of the show is boisterously comic

· The Guardian

Likeable if slightly navel-gazing three-hander

· Time Out

Poignant despite its imperfections

· The Independent
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Date & time

Show ended
Sat 9 Oct 2021 - Sun 13 Feb 2022
2.30pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 1 hr 10 mins


West Street WC2H 9ND London, UK · Get Directions
Photo by Helen Maybanks
Photo by Helen Maybanks
Photo by Helen Maybanks
Photo by Helen Maybanks
Photo by Helen Maybanks
Photo by Helen Maybanks
Photo by Helen Maybanks
Photo by Helen Maybanks
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