Lolita Chakrabarti’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s book Life Of Pi is running at Wyndham’s Theatre, transformed to fully accommodate the production directed by Max Webster.
After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, a sixteen year-old boy named Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a Royal Bengal tiger. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive?
Winner of 5 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, Best Actor (Hiran Abeysekera), Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the seven actors who play the tiger (Fred Davies, Daisy Franks, Romina Hytten, Tom Larkin, Habib Nasib Nader, Tom Stacey and Scarlet Wilderink) – the first time puppet performers have been nominated in an Olivier Awards acting category, Best Set Design and Best Lighting Design.
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.