The Shark is Broken

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Ambassadors Theatre

Sat 9 Oct 2021 - Sun 13 Feb 2022

  Tickets available from £15.00
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Ian Shaw gives ‘one of the most exhilarating performances of the year’ (Evening Standard) in the critically acclaimed smash-hit play ‘wildly entertaining, deliriously funny’ The Shark is Broken.
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Ambassadors Theatre

Sat 9 Oct 2021 - Sun 13 Feb 2022
West St, London WC2H 9ND
1 hour 30 minutes
Mon - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
Sun at 14:30 (from 23 Jan 2022)
No show on Christmas Day, Mon 27 Dec or New Year's Day
Age guidance Age recommendation: 14+ This production features strong language and reference to alcohol and drugs
For group bookings of 10 or more:

Martha’s Vineyard, 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…

Ian Shaw is "absolutely spellbinding" (Daily Mail) as his father Robert Shaw. Liam Murray Scott "brings Richard Dreyfuss superbly to life" (The Times), and Demetri Goritsas is "pitch-perfect" (Metro) as Roy Scheider. "Astutely directed" (Whatsonstage) by Guy MastersonThe Shark is Broken reveals the hilarious and moving behind-the-scenes drama on one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, Jaws.

Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon’s "utterly splendid new comedy" ★★★★ (Whatsonstage) is now playing in the West End for a strictly limited season.

What the critics say

DER DER, DER DER… DON’T MISS IT!
- Evening Standard
A THEATRICAL-CINEMATIC STROKE OF GENIUS!
- The Daily Telegraph
HUGELY ENTERTAINING
- Metro

Ambassadors Theatre

West St, London WC2H 9ND
Leicester Square
Box Office Opening Hours: 10am - 8pm
Closed for advance bookings 18:30 onwards. Please note that there is no step free access to the box office.

Enjoying the show safely, together.

COVID-19 Status

To ensure the continued safety of our visitors and staff, currently, all attendees over the age of 18 will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 status to gain entry to the venue.

Find out more about what this means and about the measures we have put in place for your safety, well-being and enjoyment.

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Watch the trailer

Ambassadors Theatre

Sat 9 Oct 2021 - Sun 13 Feb 2022
West St, London WC2H 9ND
1 hour 30 minutes
Mon - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
Sun at 14:30 (from 23 Jan 2022)
No show on Christmas Day, Mon 27 Dec or New Year's Day
Age guidance Age recommendation: 14+ This production features strong language and reference to alcohol and drugs
For group bookings of 10 or more: