It’s fair to say that Ian Shaw, the son of Jaws legend Robert Shaw, made all of our collective jaws drop earlier this year when footage of him emerged rehearsing the USS Indianapolis speech in full Quint outfit...and voice. That voice.
It created quite the buzz when we interviewed him about his dad, bringing arguably Robert Shaw’s most famous role back to life and now, in thanks, Ian Shaw has recorded a very special message of appreciation exclusively for The Daily Jaws fans ahead of the debut of The Shark Is Broken.
Ian Shaw’s uncanny recreation of Quint is all for his new play, The Shark Is Broken, which has sold out in Brighton before it goes to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August (August, but the summer ginks come down here in June) at the Assembly George Square Studios - Studio Three
If you haven’t heard about it you must have been hiding under the wreck of the Orca. It’s written by Joseph Nixon and Ian Shaw, inspired by his father’s diaries, this hilarious world premiere offers startling insights into the backstage Hollywood truths behind one of the greatest blockbusters of all time, Jaws. It is directed by Guy Masterson.
The show runs from August 2-25 and you can still get tickets here
It’s the nearest you will ever get to seeing and hearing Quint and Robert Shaw in the flesh again. That unique experience has got to be worth the admission price alone.
You can follow The Shark Is Broken on Twitter here @shark_broken
Here’s our original interview with Robert...we mean Ian Shaw: Ian Shaw Interview
Words by Dean Newman
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