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Life of Pi Information
Following a critically and commercially successful world premiere at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre, Life of Pi transfers to Wyndham's Theatre in London. See Life of Pi in London before it closes in January 2023.
Yann Martel's Life of Pi novel was adapted into a film in 2012 which, directed by Ang Lee, was a huge success. Grossing over $600 million at the box office, the film, which starred Suraj Sharma, was nominated for nine Academy Awards, taking home four including Best Director and Best Original Score.
Life of Pi is an epic voyage across the ocean, adapted beautifully for the stage by Lolita Chakrabarti. Chakrabarti's works include Red Velvet at the Garrick Theatre and Hymn at the Almeida Theatre. In 2021, Chakrabarti was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to drama.
Chakrabarti's stage adaptation premiered at Sheffield Theatres in June 2019 to positive reviews from theatre critics. The Life of Pi play features inventive direction by Max Webster, with life-size puppets designed by Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell.
Life of Pi won five Olivier Awards in 2022, including Best New Play, and a shared award for Best Supporting Actor in a Play for the seven actors who portray the Richard Parker tiger puppet.
What is Life of Pi about?
Life of Pi is a play that's based on Yann Martel's Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name. Life of Pi centres on the title character, the sole human survivor of a shipwreck along with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Together, the boy, the beast and a menagerie must learn to coexist on a lifeboat as they battle for survival.
Who is Richard Parker in Life of Pi?
Richard Parker is the name of the tiger in Life of Pi. The tiger is given such a human name due to miscommunication. Richard Parker's original name was Thirsty, but due to a mess up in paper work, his name became Richard Parker.
How long is Life of Pi?
The Life of Pi running time is 2 hours and 10 minutes, including a 15-minute interval. Matinee performances begin at 2:30pm or 3:00pm and evening performances begin at 7:00pm.
Cast and creative
By: Lolita Chakrabarti, based on the book by Yann Martel
Producer: Simon Friend in association with Playing Field and Robert Bartner
Director: Max Webster
Cast list: Nuwan Hugh Perera, Chirag Benedict Lobo, Davina Moon, Ameet Chana, Tanvi Virmani, Saikat Ahamad, Sakuntala Ramanee, Kevin Shen, Phyllis Ho, Kazeem Tosin Amore, Owain Gwynn, Lilian Tsang, Mohit Mathur, Tom Espiner, Daisy Franks, Romina Hytten, Tom Larkin, Chris Milford and Tom Stacy
Set: Tim Hatley
Costume: Tim Hatley
Lighting: Tim Lutkin
Sound: Carolyn Downing
Puppetry: Finn Caldwell