Life of Pi

Theatre, Drama
Life of Pi, 2020
© Johan Persson Hiran Abeysekera (Pi) and Richard Parker the Tiger

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This stunning adaptation of Yann Martel’s book about a boy stranded at sea with a tiger transfers to London at last

This spectacular puppet-driven stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s bestselling novel was a massive success when it premiered in Sheffield in 2019. Festooned with five-star-reviews, a West End transfer looked inevitable, and Cameron Mackintosh is doing the honours, with the promise that Wyndham’s Theatre will be ‘transformed’ to accommodate Max Webster’s production, which is adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti and has puppets by Finn Caldwell. 

The novel, if you somehow missed it, concerns Pi, an Indian boy who ends up adrift on the ocean with a small group of animals – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan… and a giant Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.



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