It is a three-hander following Robert Shaw and his fellow actors Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss, who are “stuck together on a boat waiting to film” as Steven Spielberg’s movie goes wildly over budget and over schedule on location in Martha’s Vineyard. I felt it was something I shouldn’t go near because it was so personal. From the moment the Jaws theme fills the darkness and we see the three familiar silhouette’s pass on front of the stage, the hairs on the back of your neck are paying full attention to The Shark Is Broken. General Enquiries Ph: +44 (0)131 623 3000 [email protected] Shooting The Breeze, a UK based theatre company run and founded by Ian Shaw (War Horse, Johnny English), David Mounfield (Count Arthur Strong, This Is Jinsey) and Duncan Henderson (2018 Fringe Review Award Winner) are staging a world premiere theatrical production of THE SHARK IS BROKEN, a play about the relationships between the three stars of Stephen Spielberg's legendary movie JAWS, … It’s not a huge stretch for me to believe that I am him.”, The Shark Is Broken is at the Ambassadors theatre, London, 11 May-18 July. “He was strictly under wraps,” recalls Ian Shaw. “You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat” At the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last week, Red Dwarf and I went to see The Shark Is Broken.A stage play written by Joseph Nixon and Ian Shaw (Robert Shaw’s son) and inspired by his father’s diaries, the show offers some insight into Hollywood at the time, and look behind the scenes of one of the greatest blockbusters of all time. When a shark dies, the urea is broken down to ammonia by bacteria, causing the dead body to gradually smell strongly of ammonia. The Shark is Broken. The film’s lead actors – Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss – are stuck on a boat, frustrated by foul weather and a faulty mechanical co-star. The Shark is Broken. Company No: 2671052 Revisiting his father’s alcoholism was one of the reasons that he found the play hard to write. Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce its second production at the Ambassadors Theatre in 2020. It never felt as if it was an enormous challenge because I look like him and I sound like him. After an extremely successful run at Edinburgh Fringe The Shark is Broken is coming to London’s Ambassador’s Theatre for an 11-week run this summer. About The Shark is Broken Cape Cod, 1974: shooting on JAWS has stalled. 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 11th May. The Shark Is Broken, co-written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, was a hit at the Edinburgh festival last summer and will open in London’s West End in May, directed by Guy Masterson and … The film’s lead actors – Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss – are stuck on a boat, frustrated by foul weather and a faulty mechanical co-star. Sonia Friedman Productions presents THE SHARK IS BROKEN at the Ambassadors Theatre. We all know the Jaws music, but do you know everything that happened during the filming?After making a splash at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Shark is Broken transfers to the Ambassadors Theatre this May.Written by Jaws star Robert Shaw’s son, Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, imagine what happened when the cameras stopped rolling in this hilarious production. "Did I mention waves? Get ready for this play to make some. Fringe Favourite The Shark is Broken comes to London. The shark may be broken, but make no mistake about it, as Robert Shaw (played by his real-life son Ian) says to his fellow cast members Roy Scheider (Duncan Henderson) and Richard Dreyfuss (Liam Murray) after an uninspiring meal in a local seafood restaurant, “that shellfish will get you in the end, literally”. The Shark is Broken – a play that goes behind the scenes of the film Jaws and was a hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year – is to run in the West End at the Ambassadors Theatre.. Cape Cod, 1974: shooting on JAWS has stalled.Steven Spielberg’s stars – Robert Shaw, Roy Sheider and Richard Dreyfuss – are stuck on a boat, frustrated by foul weather and a faulty mechanical shark. The Shark is Broken ©Assembly Festival. Ian Shaw. “It was certainly frightening, even out of the water.”. comes to the Ambassadors Theatre with a tide of five-star reviews and the buzz of a sellout Fringe premiere. 0 Followers - See IRL plans from The Shark Is Broken (@thesharkisbroken) - Tap to see details The film’s lead actors – Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss – are stuck on a boat, frustrated by foul weather and a faulty mechanical co-star. When I originally sketched out the idea for the play, I shoved it in a drawer quite quickly. “I was daunted. 15 August 2019 4 Stars Book Tickets. The Shark is Broken reveals the hilarious behind-the-scenes drama on one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Shaw has drawn on first-hand accounts – such as the book The Jaws Log by the film’s screenwriter Carl Gottlieb – in writing the script for The Shark Is Broken. Having been picked by producer Sonia Friedman as part of her season at the Ambassadors Theatre, the show transfers to London with co-writers Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, director Guy Masterson, and … Awash with alcohol and ambition, three great white sharks start to bare their teeth. Guy Masterson has given so many excellent productions to the Fringe, and here is yet another production of high quality acting and presentation. 2nd Floor, Alexander House, Church Path, Woking, GU21 6EJ. The Shark is Broken previewed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019, garnering multiple five-star reviews. Buy tickets for The Shark Is Broken in London from just £19.00 with fast delivery, at myeurope. Do they need a bigger boat? new play that tells the behind-the-scenes story of drama on the set of 1975 film Jaws is set to transfer to the West End. This is highly original, and features a cultural icon that we all know and love! Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce its second … Ian Shaw plays his actor father in West End play about the troubled production of Spielberg’s first blockbuster, Last modified on Thu 23 Apr 2020 10.54 EDT, When Robert Shaw was filming the blockbuster Jaws, the actor’s young son came to visit with the hope of seeing the famous mechanical shark named Bruce. The Shark is Broken. “He died when I was quite young, but I adored him and have obviously watched his performances and interviews. ", “This play deserves a life beyond the Fringe; yes,they’re going to need a bigger theatre”, “Something unexpectedly profound and emotionally serrated lurks below the apparently frothy surface of this dive behind the scenes of the making of JAWS.”, “An intoxicating combination of behind-the-scenes gossip and contemplation of the nature of popular art.”, The Ambassador Theatre Group LimitedRegistered Address: 2nd Floor,Alexander House,Church Path,Woking, GU21 6EJ, © ATG All rights reserved. Company Number: 2761052, Lloyd Griffith: Not Just a  Pretty Face. Buy tickets for The Shark Is Broken in London from just £19.00 with fast delivery, at Londonist. Research in 1930 by Homer W. Smith showed that sharks' urine doesn't contain sufficient sodium to avoid hypernatremia, and it was postulated that there must be an additional mechanism for salt secretion. Forty-five years later, he is portraying his father in a play about the famously beleaguered Jaws shoot. Photo by Nick Driftwood. “Spielberg could have shot the film in a tank in California under controlled circumstances but he wanted it to look as realistic as possible. “It scared me,” he admits. Share: Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce its second production at the Ambassadors Theatre in 2020. These models functioned in the workshop, but became temperamental in the seawater and were unable to “withstand the elements” says Shaw. Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce its second production at the Ambassadors Theatre in 2020. The Shark is Broken focuses on three of the original cast members – Robert Shaw (played by Ian Shaw), Roy Schedier (played by Demetri Goritsas), and Richard Dreyfuss (played by Liam Murray Scott) – as they wait to film their scenes. Duun un, duun un, duun un, keep your eyes peeled, there’s something circling the Ambassador’s theatre! Jaws went wildly over budget and over schedule. Temperamental in the seawater … from left, Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss on the set of Jaws. The Shark Is Broken, co-written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, was a hit at the Edinburgh festival last summer and will open in London’s West End in May, directed by Guy Masterson and presented by Sonia Friedman Productions. “I was let in and someone pulled off the dust cover.” How did he feel when he came face to face with the sharp-toothed Bruce? 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 11th May. Assembly George Square, Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Sonia Friedman Productions has announced that Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon‘s brilliantly funny and deeply moving new play, THE SHARK IS BROKEN, will now transfer to the Ambassadors Theatre in London’s West End for a Strictly Limited run from 11th May to 18th July 2020, following a smash hit, sell-out premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Shark is Broken reveals the hilarious behind-the-scenes drama on one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Baby Reindeer and The Shark Is Broken will no longer be presented at the Ambassador’s Theatre, London and are seeking to reschedule later in the year. Get out of the water and into the West End! Box Office 0131 623 3030. “I think Richard wound my father up at times, and my father was quite ready to express himself.” Shaw says his father, who struggled with alcohol abuse, “was drinking because of all the hold-ups. After discussing it with friends and family, I felt able to go back to it.” He believes the lead trio of Jaws actors – including Scheider as police chief Brody – were playing characters who in some ways matched their own personalities. Jaws show, The Shark Is Broken, is headed to London February 05, 2020 by The Daily Jaws Quint, Chief Brody and Matt Hooper, the crew of the Orca, are set to be headed up the Thames as they anchor in London for almost two months to bring the breakout hit from last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival; The Shark Is Broken. Son of ‘Jaws’ Legend Robert Shaw Takes to the Stage with Brilliant New Play ‘The Shark is Broken’. Shaw, who says he is a “big admirer of Dreyfuss”, met him in the mid-90s when auditioning for a role in a production of Hamlet that Dreyfuss was directing at Birmingham Rep. “I introduced myself as Robert Shaw’s son, and he went a little pale, I thought. ‘A curious task for an actor’ … Ian Shaw as his father, Robert. The Shark Is Broken debuted at Edinburgh Festival in 2019. “Our family tends to view my father’s performance as being in some ways the most like him in real life, especially when he’s being cheeky or funny.”, One story has it that Robert Shaw was goading Dreyfuss to get a better performance out of him. The Shark is Broken reveals the hilarious behind-the-scenes drama on one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Actually, I think they are going to need a bigger theatre - and soon. If you’re a fan of the blockbuster movie, Jaws, you’ll be very pleased to learn that 48-hour pre-sale tickets for The Shark Is Broken are now on sale at Official London Theatre.. After its sell-out, critically acclaimed premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe, Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon’s brilliantly funny play will arrive at the Ambassadors Theatre from 11 May and we are beyond excited!