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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.

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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

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

Opening: 24 June 2020
End: 4 Oct 2020

Show Timings

Monday 7:45 PM
Tuesday No Show
Wednesday 7:45 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM, 7:45 PM
Friday 7:45 PM
Saturday 3:00 PM, 7:45 PM
Sunday 3:00 PM

Leading Roles
To be announced

Based on the Novel By
Yann Martel

Adapted By
Lolita Chakrabarti

Director
Max Webster

Puppet and Movement Director
Finn Caldwell

Composer
Andrew T Mackay

Set and Costume Designer
Tim Hatley

Additional Info

Duration
2 hrs 5 min, including intermission

Audience
Recommended for ages 8 and above.

Available Facilities
Wheelchair
Theatre Bar
Cloakroom
Assistive Hearing System

Seating
Wyndham's Theatre has a seating capaciy of 759

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly

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Cancellation Policy

All West End show tickets are non-refundable.

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