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The Shark is Broken

Live at

Ambassadors Theatre

Mon 11 May - Sat 18 Jul 2020

  Tickets available from £15.00
subject to a transaction fee of £3.65
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1 hour 10 minutes
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Ambassadors Theatre

Mon 11 May - Sat 18 Jul 2020
West St, London WC2H 9ND
1 hour 10 minutes
Mon - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]

Cape Cod, 1974: shooting on JAWS has stalled. Steven Spielberg’s 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.

Production shot

The Shark Is Broken reveals the hilarious behind-the-scenes drama on one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. “You’re going to need a bigger boat.”

An intoxicating combination of behind-the-scenes gossip and contemplation of the nature of popular art.
- The Stage

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What the critics say

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
This play packs plenty of bite.
- Metro
This play deserves a life beyond the Fringe; yes, they’re going to need a bigger theatre.
- The Arts Desk
Something unexpectedly profound and emotionally serrated lurks below the apparently frothy surface of this dive behind the scenes of the making of JAWS.
- The Telegraph

Ambassadors Theatre

West St, London WC2H 9ND
Leicester Square
Box Office Opening Hours: 10am - 8pm
Please note that there is no step free access to the box office.
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There is a bar on both levels. The Circle bar opens 75 minutes before the performance starts and is for use by all patrons. The Stalls bar opens 30 minutes before the show starts. Each bar closes once the performance has started and reopens for the interval. Drinks in plastic cups may be taken into the auditorium.

The Ambassadors Theatre opened on 5th June 1913. The theatre presented Deburau in 1921 which saw Ivor Novello making his first stage appearance, Eugene O'Neill's The Emperor Jones starring Paul Robeson, The Mask of Virtue in 1935 which saw the West End stage debut of a 22 year old Vivien Leigh and Spring Meeting in 1938 with Margaret Rutherford. Britain's longest running production The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie opened at The Ambassadors on 25th November 1952 and played here until its 21st Birthday in 1973 when it transferred next door to the larger St Martin's Theatre.

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Ambassadors Theatre

Mon 11 May - Sat 18 Jul 2020
West St, London WC2H 9ND
1 hour 10 minutes
Mon - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email enq[email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]