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Life of Pi

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June 17 - 22, 2024

Dream-like fable makes for a dazzling night of theatre

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Why See Life of Pi?

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Worse things happen at sea


Yann Martel's stunning Man Booker Prize-winning bestseller becomes a transfixing stage play in this highly acclaimed adaptation from Lolita Chakrabarti. Taking to the road from Autumn 2023, experience this theatrical marvel live when it comes roaring into town! 

Directed by Max Webster and with astonishing puppetry design from Finn Caldwell and Nick Barnes, the extraordinary events of one 16-year-old's fight for survival following a shipwreck are rendered in vibrant colour, music and visual wizardry in this consummate production.

What is the story?

As transformative as it is captivating, Martel's Life of Pi is a magical masterpiece that introduces us to Pi, a 16-year-old boy adrift in a lifeboat with four fellow survivors - a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a terrifying Bengal Tiger. As they navigate the unpredictable waters of the Pacific Ocean, Pi's boundless imagination soon becomes his greatest asset. 

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Opening night: 17 June 2024

Cast and Creative


Divesh Subaskaran as Pi 
Antony Antunes as Tiger Hind/Cook/Father Martin
Adwitha Arumugam as Pi Alternate 
Bhwana Bhawsar and Sharita Oomeer as Lulu Chen/Mrs Biology Kumar
Ralph Birtwell as Mamaj/Admiral Balbir Singh 
Kriss Dosanjh as Father
Sebastian Goffin and Akash Heer as Tiger Head
Romina Hytten and Kate Roswell as Tiger Heart and Hind
Chand Martinez as Pandit-ji
Keshini Mish as Rani
Goldy Notay as Amma
Lilian Tsang as Mrs Okamonto/Zaida Khan/Ship's Captain
Peter Twose as Tiger Head/ Voice of Richard Parker/Cook/ Father Martin


Based on the novel by Yann Martel
Adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti
Directed by Max Webster
Design by Tim Hatley
Puppetry Design Finn Caldwell and Nick Barnes
Puppetry and Movement Director Finn Caldwell
Lighting by Tim Lutkin
Music by Andrew Mackay
Sound by Carolyn Dowing


Olivier Awards 2022
Best New Play
Best Actor - Hiran Abeysekera
Best Supporting Actor - The seven actors who play the Tiger for Life of Pi
Best Set Design - Tim Hatley for Design and Nick Barnes & Finn Caldwell for the puppets
Best Lighting DIesgn - Tim Lutkin and Andrzej Goulding

Olivier Award Nominations 2022
Best New Play
Best Actor - Hiran Abeysekera
Best Supporting Actor in a Play - 7 actors who play the Tiger
Best Director - Max Webster
Best Theatre Choreographer
Best Original Score
Best Sound Design
Best Set Design
Best Lighting Design

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1 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

5.0 star rating

Beverley Burrows: “Startling good, fantastic ”

Saw Life of Pi last night - what an amazing performance from the cast and... more

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