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Toronto: Performances of “The Shark is Broken” begin September 25
Friday, September 23, 2022
David Mirvish is excited to bring The Shark is Broken - one of the most successful plays of the 2021-22 London season - to launch the new Mirvish Theatre season in Toronto. The comedy, which received both critical and audience acclaim when it ran at the Ambassadors Theatre in London’s West End, will have its North American premiere at the historic Royal Alexandra Theatre, September 25 to November 6, 2022.
The Shark is Broken is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Scott Landis.
ABOUT THE PLAY
Martha’s Vineyard, 1974. Shooting on Jaws has stalled. The film’s lead actors – Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss – are stuck on a boat, at the mercy of foul weather and a faulty mechanical co-star. Awash with alcohol and ambition, three hammered sharks start to bare their teeth…
Nominated for Best Comedy at the 2022 Olivier Awards, this brilliantly funny and deeply moving play takes audiences behind-the-scenes of one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.
The Shark is Broken is co-written by original Jaws star Robert Shaw’s son Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon. The play’s original London cast will reprise their roles in Toronto with Ian Shaw playing his father, Robert Shaw, alongside Demetri Goritsas as Roy Scheider, and Liam Murray Scott as Richard Dreyfuss.
THE CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM
The Shark is Broken is directed by Guy Masterson, who has produced, directed and performed across the UK, West End and internationally. His productions are an annual delight at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where The Shark is Broken premiered in 2019 before being picked up for a London transfer.
The production is designed by Duncan Henderson, with lighting by Jon Clark, sound design and original music by Adam Cook and video design by Nina Dunn. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.
Hair, Wigs and Makeup are by Carole Hancock, the Associate Director is Martha Geelan and the Costume Associate is Deborah Andrews.
THE SHARK IS BROKEN
Begins Sunday September 25, 2022
Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King Street West, Toronto, ON
Tuesday - Saturday: 8:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday matinees: 2:00 PM
Wednesday matinees: 1:30 PM
Added matinee on Thursday September 29: 1:30 PM
Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission
Tickets $59 - $159 available only through www.mirvish.com and by phone at 1-800-461-3333