The Shark is Broken

Ambassadors Theatre
Sat 9 Oct 2021 – Sat 15 Jan 2022 – Closed

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Dive into the drama behind the scenes of 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…


Ian Shaw (War Horse and Common, National Theatre) will star as his father Robert Shaw. He will be joined by Liam Murray Scott as Richard Dreyfuss (reprising the role he performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019), and Demetri Goritsas (ear for eye, Royal Court; Black Mirror, Netflix) as Roy Scheider.

Directed by Guy MastersonThe Shark is Broken reveals the hilarious and moving 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 will arrive in the West End from 9 October 2021.

Location and Time

Mon – Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
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

Accesibility and accessible performances

Access Booking Line: 0800 912 6971
Typetalk Number: 18001 0800 912 6971

Due to spatial restriction within the theatre, we have no step free access. Patrons need to be able to transfer from a  wheelchair and climb 5 steps up from the foyer in the Circle. Our staff are always available to provide assistance and will store the wheelchair in the foyer during the performance, however for safety reasons they will not be permitted to lift patrons.

There is an infrared system working throughout the auditorium with both loop and conventional headsets. Headsets must be booked in advance and a deposit is required. Upon arrival, please speak to a member of staff to receive your headset.

Assistance Dogs are permitted in the auditorium and staff can dog sit by prior arrangement. Dogs will be looked after in the manager’s office. Please inform the box office at the time of booking.

There is no adapted toilet in the venue.

Please note there is one step to access the Box Office.