Production images have been released for The Shark is Broken, ahead of its opening in the West End at the Ambassadors Theatre. The production plays a limited run until 15 January 2022.
Co-written by Robert Shaw’s son Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, the play is directed by Guy Masterson, and reveals the hilarious and moving behind-the-scenes drama on Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster movie JAWS.
Cast includes Ian Shaw as his father Robert Shaw alongside Liam Murray Scott as Richard Dreyfuss and Demetri Goritsas as Roy Scheider.
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…
The Shark is Broken is written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, directed by Guy Masterson, 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.
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