This production begins performances on 25th July and officially opens on 10th August for a strictly-limited 16 week run.
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.
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…
Something unexpectedly profound and emotionally serrated lurks below the apparently frothy surface of this dive behind the scenes of the making of JAWS.
Nominated for Best Comedy Play at the 2022 Olivier Awards and co-written by Robert Shaw’s son Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, this brilliantly funny play, directed by Guy Masterson, reveals the hilarious and moving behind-the-scenes drama on one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.
This play packs plenty of bite.
IAN SHAW – Robert Shaw
ALEX BRIGHTMAN – Richard Dreyfuss
COLLIN DONNELL – Roy Scheider
IAN SHAW & JOSEPH NIXON – Playwrights
GUY MASTERSON – Director
DUNCAN HENDERSON – Costume Designer
JON CLARK – Lighting Designer
ADAM CORK – Sound Designer and Original Music
NINA DUNN – Video Designer
JIM CARNHAN CASTING – Casting