Lolita Chakrabarti’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s book Life of Pi will run at Wyndham’s Theatre from 26 September 2021, directed by Max Webster. Wyndham’s Theatre will be transformed to fully accommodate the production.
After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, there are five survivors stranded on a lifeboat – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, sixteen-year-old boy named Pi and a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive?
Based on one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction – winner of the Man Booker Prize, selling over fifteen million copies worldwide – and featuring breath-taking puppetry and state-of-the-art visuals, Life Of Pi is a universally acclaimed, smash hit adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope.
With a life-size puppet and life-like puppet designed by Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell representing the tiger, you’ll be totally transported.
Lolita Chakrabarti’s adaptation for the stage premiered at Sheffield Theatres in June 2019 to widespread acclaim and now transfers to the West End for the first time.
The Sheffield Theatres production of Life of Pi won big at the 2019 UK Theatre Awards, winning Best New Play, Best Director and Best Design as well as Best Actor in a Play for Hiran Abeysekera.