Friday, May 24, 2024

A ‘Jaws’-Inspired Play, ‘The Shark Is Broken,’ Nears Its Close In London


A new play, “The Shark is Broken,” takes a look behind the scenes at the making of the iconic film “Jaws.”

The play is the brainchild of actor Ian Shaw, the son of legendary actor Robert Shaw, who made the role of Quint an iconic one.

The play explores how some of the most exciting scenes in the film came about. Ian Shaw plays his father, whom he has an uncanny resemblance to, while Murray Scott and Demetri Goritsas take up the roles of Richard Dreyfuss and Roy Scheider.

The play runs a full 90 minutes and delves into what happened behind the scenes during filming. This Includes how the film spent most of the budget on an animatronic shark, “Bruce,” who would not work, and how the crew eventually realized that the scariest shark was the one in the audience’s mind.

“The Shark is Broken” runs at the Ambassadors Theatre in London’s west end through February 13th, 2022.

You can find out more here.

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for