Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon’s play originated at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year.

Ian Shaw in The Shark is Broken (c)Nick Driftwood.

It has been announced that The Shark is Broken will have a strictly limited West End run at the Ambassadors Theatre from the 11th May until the 18th July.

Directed by Guy Masterson, the play is centred around the filming of Steven Spielberg’s JAWS and made its debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year.

Cape Cod, 1974: shooting on JAWS has stalled. 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. Awash with alcohol and ambition, three great white sharks start to bare their teeth…

As well as being directed by Guy Masterson, the production’s creative team includes: set and costumes by  Duncan Henderson, lighting by Neil Austin and Jamie Platt, sound and music by Adam Cork and video by Nina Dunn.

The Shark is Broken will play at the Ambassadors Theatre from the 11th May until the 18th July. Tickets go on general sale on the 7th February.