All set to put some sizzle on the stage, the award-winning stage adaptation by Lolita Chakrabarti — Life of Pi — will return to West End after a spectacular run in 2019. The play, also based on the feature film of the same name, is adapted from an award-winning novel from 2001. Its larger-than-life production will feature life-sized puppets that will take you on an extraordinary journey, making sure you’re in awe of its innovative set design. The highly anticipated production will make its return to London’s Wyndham Theatre in June and will run for a limited time till October.
About the Show
The cast and crew for Life of Pi’s West End run is yet to be announced. The creative team will include director Max Webster with puppet and movement director Finn Caldwell. The show will also have separate puppet designers — Caldwell and Nick Barnes apart from composer Andrew T Mackay, costume designer Tim Hatley, sound designer Carolyn Downing, video production designer Andrzej Goulding. The original casting for the show is done by Polly Jerrold.
After the sinking of the cargo ship that was ferrying his family and some animals to Canada, sixteen-year-old Pi finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with five survivors. Sailing through the harsh and unforgiving sea, Pi and an orang-utan, a badly-wounded zebra, a hyena, and a tiger make their way on an epic adventure. It is not long before he’s left with — Richard Parker — the tiger and his hopes of surviving dwindle on every passing day. With a journey that pushes the two to their limits, will Pi be able to endure the merciless nature and make his way to the seashore once again?
Recommended for ages 8 and above. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted into the theatre.
Assistive Hearing System
The Wyndham's Theatre has a seating capacity of 759.
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Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Life of Pi London Tickets
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Life of Pi - Wyndham's Theatre Ticket Prices
Based on one of the most loved works of fiction, Life of Pi has won the Man Booker Prize after selling fifteen million copies worldwide. A feature film made on the book in 2012 with the same name was nominated for three Golden Globe awards and eleven Academy Awards, out of which it won four. The play made its mark in West End in 2018, with its debut at Sheffield Theatre and fetched extraordinary ratings from both critics as well as the audience. A one of its kind show, Life of Pi promises a larger-than-life experience with human-sized puppets as a part of its storyline.
“Life of Pi turns out to be a worthy successor to ‘War Horse’, with its exquisite stage-adaptation and fantastical tale of survival.”
– The Telegraph UK
“Puppetry, design and direction, and a great human lead make this adaptation of Yann Martel’s book unmissable. It is a triumph of transformative stagecraft.”
– The Guardian
Life of Pi London Lottery, TKTS, Day Seats
Apart from getting tickets for Life of Pi online, there are other ways to obtain West End tickets for cheap, such as:
TKTS: The TKTS booth obtains its inventory directly from the theatre based on availability, and sells them for cheap. Refer to our detailed guide.
Life of Pi London TKTS
TKTS booths offer discounted tickets for certain shows, and can only be collected in person. Unlike New York, there is only one TKTS booth in all of London. You can check the availability of tickets for the show of your choice at the official TKTS website.
The website displays availability of tickets for the current day, along with the following two days. Life of Pi TKTS tickets are currently unavailable.
LOTTERY: The winner takes it all! You can try your luck to obtain tickets for a performance on the same day at discounted rates!
Life of Pi London Lottery
Currently, no lotteries are available for this show. Keep a tab on this space for more details.
DAY TICKETS: These are tickets that are made available at the theatre on the day of the show.
Life of Pi London Day Tickets
Day Seats are discounted tickets that are available for purchase, and are to be used, on the same day at the theatre. Please note that the availability of tickets is based on the discretion of the Wyndham's Theatre Box Office, and may not be available for all shows.
Day Seats at Wyndham's Theatre are currently unavailable for purchase.
Q: Is there a way to purchase Life of Pi London TKTS tickets online, instead of waiting in line at the TKTS booths?
A: Unfortunately, no. The only way to purchase tickets is in person at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.
Q: What time should I arrive at Wyndham's Theatre?
A: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.
Q: Can I take photographs or videos of the show?
A: The use of cameras (still and video) and sound recorders is not allowed inside the theatre.
Q: What do I wear to the show?
A: There is no specific dress code. Formal attire is not required; semi formal or smart casual is recommended.
Q: Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Life of Pi London tickets?
A: When booking with Headout, you will get to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view. However, if you opt to try and win lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.
Q: Is valet parking available at the Wyndham's Theatre?
A: No, valet parking is unavailable at Wyndham's Theatre.