The Shark is Broken
24th-25th & 27th July
‘You’re gonna need a bigger boat.’ '
JAWS', Martha’s Vineyard 1974: Three iconic actors, Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss, are tortuously confined together on the Orca while filming, enduring endless delays, studio politics, foul weather and a constantly broken mechanical shark called Bruce. Conversation deteriorates into actor insecurities, competing egos, petty rivalry and excess alcohol consumption.
Written by Ian Shaw (Robert Shaw’s son) and Joseph Nixon, inspired by Robert Shaw's diaries, this hilarious world premiere offers startling insights into the backstage Hollywood truths behind one of the greatest blockbusters of all time.
Director: Guy Masterson. (Previewing for the Edinburgh Festival)