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The Shark Is Broken

Ambassadors Theatre

West Street, London WC2H 9ND 0843 904 0061

The Shark Is Broken
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Ends 13th February 2021.

Behind the scenes on "Jaws" the famous 1974 movie. Three actors are trapped on a boat.

A 2019 Edinburgh Fringe hit by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon comes to the West End.

Not available. Professional reviewers are unanimous that Duncan Henderson's half-boat and Nina Dunn's seascape projection set are perfect for the trio of actors to reveal what went on during the film shoot. They all note too that Ian Shaw's (son of writer Robert) script lends not only authenticity but insightful asides to proceedings. 

It's a fun if sometimes try-hard evening out. Once past the family background stuff, many reviewers found the relentless in-jokes and knowing cultural references grating after a while. Still, the performances are noted as strong, Guy Masterson's direction keeping things moving to avoid maudlin.

Some reviews celebrate this as another "Stones In His Pockets," others are just pleased it made it finally into the West End from Edinburgh. A high 3 star, low 4 star rating seems to be the verdict.



The monkey advises checking performance times on your tickets and that performances are happening as scheduled, before travelling.

Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday at 2.30pm

Runs 1 hour 10 minutes approximately.

Theatres use "dynamic pricing." Seat prices change according to demand for a particular performance. Prices below were compiled as booking originally opened. Current prices are advised at time of enquiry.


Ambassadors Theatre prices seating plan


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