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Life of Pi - Tickets

Rated 4.8 out of 5.0 from 119 reviews.
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The latest stage adaptation of Yann Martel's Life of Pi follows the story of young Pi who gets trapped on a lifeboat with a Bengal Tiger after a tragic shipwreck destroys everything in its wake.

why watch life of pi

Lolita Chakrabarti’s five-star adaptation of Life of Pi is all set to woo audiences at Wyndham's Theatre in 2020. Based on the award-winning bestseller of the same name by Yann Martel, the story follows a tragic shipwreck that finds a 16-year-old boy stranded on a lifeboat with a ferocious tiger for company. The story was also adapted into a film in 2012. Directed by Ang Lee, the film grossed over $600 million at the box office and won several Academy Awards.

The creative team behind the play includes the artistic direction of Max Webster, with life-size puppets designed to represent the tiger by Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell. To create a more surreal environment, the theatre will reconfigure its space to provide for an intimate experience, featuring a special extended stage so that the floor and walls become one. Life of Pi is an epic drama of survival that will take you on a journey of endurance and hope.

The Story

After a cargo ship sinks to the bottom of the Pacific ocean, what remains is a single lifeboat with five survivors - a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, a 16-year-old boy, and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. What then follows is a fantastical tale about survival. Stranded alone in the middle of nowhere at sea with a wild tiger named Richard Parker, Pi must endure a long seafaring journey through cleverness, prayer, and willpower.

Good For

Lovers of Fiction | Fantasy Fiction Enthusiasts

Critics Review

” The technical virtuosity of the team realizing Pi’s adventures is dazzling and, under Max Webster’s direction, all the acting is superb.” - The Guardian

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Show Details

Genre: Play

Duration: 2 hr 5 mins inc interval

Audience: Suitable for ages 8+.

No. of Shows a Week: ~7

Opening Date: 15 Nov 2021

Closing Date: 15 Jan 2023

Theatre Name: Wyndham's Theatre

Theatre Facilities: Wheelchair accessible, In-house bar, Coat check, Guide dogs, Washrooms

Dress Code: Smart casual

Cast & Crew

Nuwan Hugh Perera as Pi


Max Webster

Additional Tips

Keep in mind, the theater is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly. Bring along a light jacket if needed.

You will get an email confirmation with your Life of Pi voucher. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID.

ratings & reviews

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Andrew Duxbury


Jan, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5
The play was incredibly well staged. Headout is an easy to use booking service which made locating seats, purchasing, and storing ticket in the App incredibly easy.
Irene Molina


Dec, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5
Thoroughly enjoyed the snow. Our granddaughter laughed out loud on a few of the jokes. The animals were also life like, amazing. Easy to order the tickets. All in all most enjoyable day spent with granddaughter 👏👏
Dr John Landetr


Dec, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5
We had not been to a London theatre for a long time. We came to Waterloo from Hampshire and the tube journey was convenient; a significant benefit given our age. We were impressed with the decor of the theatre, and the performance exceeded our expectations. The use of the stage, lighting and special effects were all brilliant. The acting was excellent, being especially impressed with the ability of the person who played PI. A thoroughly enjoyable experience
June Krantz


Nov, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5
I wondered how this play could be staged -- but all I can say is it was magical! Highly recommended for anyone familiar with the story and, if not, I recommend reading about the story on Wikipedia to know more about it before going.
Jill C Bloomfield


Oct, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5
Just a brilliant performance and stage presentation. The best I've seen for a LONG time. Congratulations. We have recommended to many friends they go and see it.
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