The Shark is Broken has extended its run in the West End.
The hit play, which previously ran at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, is now booking at the Ambassadors Theatre until 13 February 2022 with tickets on sale now here.
After being postponed due to the pandemic, the show previously opened in October to critical acclaim.
Producer Sonia Friedman said today: “It’s with immense pride and joy that we’re announcing this extension of ‘The Shark is Broken’ at the Ambassador’s Theatre – put simply, we’re gonna need a bigger run!
“Having been suspended for 16 months in 2020, just before rehearsals were due to commence, it’s fantastic that this new play has finally opened in the West End to such a rapturous response, with our dedicated audiences travelling from all over the UK to see this entertaining yet profound look behind the scenes of one of the most famous films ever made.”
Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon’s brilliantly funny play takes audiences behind the scenes of the iconic blockbuster Jaws.
Cape Cod, 1974: shooting on ‘Jaws’ has stalled. The film’s lead actors – Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss – are stuck on a boat, at the mercy of foul weather and a faulty mechanical co-star. Awash with alcohol and ambition, three hammered sharks start to bare their teeth…
A sell-out, critically acclaimed hit of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019, The Shark is Broken reveals the hilarious and moving behind-the-scenes drama on one of Hollywood’s all-time biggest blockbusters, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws.
The play is co-written by Robert Shaw’s son Ian and Joseph Nixon. Guy Masterson directs with set and costume are by Duncan Henderson, lighting is by Jon Clark, sound and music are by Adam Cork and video is by Nina Dunn. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.
Hair, Wigs and Make-up is by Carole Hancock, the Associate Director is Martha Geelan, the Costume Associate is Deborah Andrews, the Associate Lighting Designer is Simisola Majekodunmi and the Fight Director is Yarit Dor.
Picture: Image by Oliver Rosser