Following on from a sell out premiere at the Edinbergh Fringe, Sonia Friedman Productions are pleased to present Joseph Nixon and Ian Shaw's hilarious new play The Shark Is Broken, which wiill finally arrive in the West End at the Ambassadors Theatre for a limited season from October 9th 2021.
It's 1974 in Cape Cod: shooting on the blockbuster movie JAWS has stalled. All the lead actors in the film – Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss – are sat stuck onboard a boat, frustrated by both bad weather and a problem with their mechanical co-star which has developed a technical fault. And while the trio are all awash with a combination of ambition and too much alcohol, all three great white sharks begin to bare their teeth in this hilarious behind-the-scenes look at one of Hollywood’s biggest ever blockbuster movies.
AddressWest Street, London, WC2H 9ND
Directions from nearest tube
(5mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head left up to West Street. The theatre’s on your left past St Martin’s Theatre.
(Charing Cross Road) 14, 19, 38, 24, 29, 176
Night Bus Numbers
(Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176, N5, N19, N29, N38, N41, N279
Within Congestion Zone
There are only two different levels in the theatre so in practical terms when choosing where to book tickets at the Ambassadors Theatre it really depends on whether you prefer to sit in the stalls on the ground floor looking directly at the stage or on the first floor in the dress circle looking down at the stage from an elevated position? Both vantage points have their own merits so ultimately it will boil down to personal choice however it is always advisable to check the seating plan prior to purchase to ensure satisfaction.
The Ambassadors is a small and intimate theatre that thankfully has no pillars to negotiate however there are slight restrictions to the view from the overhang from the circle at the rear of the stalls from row N onwards which could affect your enjoyment of the show depending on the production.