The Shark Is Broken (Toronto)

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…  

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.

Ian Shaw stars as his father Robert Shaw with Liam Murray Scott as Richard Dreyfuss and Demetri Goritsas as Roy Scheider.

The Shark is Broken ran at the Ambassadors Theatre, West End from October 2021 – February 2022, following its premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The sell out, smash hit play returns this September with its North American premiere at the Royal Alexandra theatre, Toronto, as part of the during the 2022/23 Mirvish Theatre season. Click here for more details.