About the showPrepare for an epic adventure across the Pacific Ocean as Life of Pi roars into the West End. Based on Yann Martel’s award-winning novel, this spectacular show runs at Wyndham’s Theatre in 2021.
When teenager Pi’s family are caught up in a shipwreck off the coast of India, he is one of the few survivors in a small lifeboat. Stranded far from civilisation with a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a ferocious Bengal tiger, Pi must use his imagination and endurance to survive - and tell his extraordinary story.
Life of Pi is based on the Man Booker Prize winning novel, and was first staged to five-star reviews at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre. For its West End transfer the Wyndham’s Theatre will be transformed, with beautiful puppets and lighting design immersing audiences in a fantastical journey.
Playwright Lolita Chakrabarti (Red Velvet) adapts Life of Pi for the stage, with direction from Max Webster (The Lorax). Other creatives include puppetry team Tim Hatley, Caroline Bowman Finn Caldwell and Nick Barnes, and lighting designer Tim Lutkin.
The cast of Life of Pi in the West End includes Hiran Abeysekera (BBC's A Midsummer Night's Dream) as Pi, who originated the role in Sheffield. He is joined by Raj Ghatak, Alex Chang, Mina Anwar and Sagar Arya.
Dramatising the fight between humans, nature, belief and stories, prepare to be stunned and moved when Life of Pi at Wyndham’s Theatre opens in November 2021.
Who Should See It?Fans of the fantastic puppets in War Horse should snap up tickets for Life of Pi. This production is also perfect for any theatregoers looking for a breath-taking and deeply human adventure story.
Charing Cross Rd
15th Nov 2021
27th Feb 2022
2 hours 5 minutes (including interval)
Best for age 8+