The Shark is Broken

Author(s): Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon
Company: Sonia Friedman Productions

The Shark is Broken

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…

The Shark is Broken reveals the behind-the-scenes drama on one of Hollywood’s all-time biggest blockbusters, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. The play is co-written by Robert Shaw’s son Ian, who also plays his father, and Joseph Nixon. Guy Masterson directs.


Ambassadors Theatre, London