“Lolita Chakrabati’s adaptation of Yann Martell’s award-winning book about a teenager who finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a 450 pound Bengal tiger was a huge success in Sheffield last year. While it doesn’t arrive in London until June, it is already being talked about as one of the biggest hits of 2020. Wyndhams theatre is being substantially reconfigured to accommodate Max Webster’s production that uses video projection and puppets (courtesy of Finn Caldwell) to make it feel as if the audience are on the high seas themselves. Because it’s a show that has wide appeal for all ages, including family audiences, it is likely to be a hot ticket.”
After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, there are five survivors stranded on a lifeboat - a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, a Royal Bengal tiger, and a sixteen year-old boy named Pi.
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.
Age Recommendation: 8+
As an advisory to adults who might bring young people. All persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to the accompanying adult. They may not sit on their own within the auditorium. If children do have separate seats you could be refused entry. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
Transformative puppetry, design and direction, and a great human lead, make this adaptation of Yann Martel’s book unmissable
The Guardian (Sheffield run)
Hiran Abeysekera is outstanding as Pi
WhatsOnStage (Sheffield run)
Yann Martel's novel is thrillingly brought to life in a production of visual spectacle and pure theatrical magic
The Stage (Sheffield run)
An awe‑inspiring, rip‑roaring success
The Times (Sheffield run)
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