Having enjoyed an extremely successful run at Sheffield Theatres in June 2019, the Olivier Award nominated production of the Life of Pie comes to the West End with extraordinary life-sized puppetry, spectacular set designs and a storyline which has entralled audiences all over the world. Based on Yann Martel’s best-selling novel,the Life of Pie follows a young man’s spiritual journey after he is stranded on a lifeboat in the middle of the Pacific ocean with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a bengal tiger.
Adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Max Webster (Old Vic Theatre: The Lorax; Shakespeare’s Globe: Much Ado About Nothing), the Life of Pie is a truly captivating performance which explores the themes of faith, friendship and resilience in this incredible fight for survival. Buy your tickets now for this expected sell out show!
Running time: TBC
Recommend age: 8+
Whilst moving to Canada with his family by ship, Pi-Patel, a South-Indian teenager, is the sole survivor of an inexplicable ship accident. Stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat, Pi finds himself with a hyena, an orangutan and a magnificent bengal tiger, Richard Parker.
Fighting for survival, the animals die one by one until Pi is left alone with Richard Parker. Not only is this epic story a test of Pi’s perseverance, but also his faith in God whilst he is trapped in this delusory world in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Located in the heart of theatreland, the Wyndham Theatre is one of the most famous theatres in the West End. While you can either take public transport or easily travel to the theatre by car, we recommend that you take public transport. The Wyndham Theatre address is:
The Wyndham Theatre
Charing Cross Rd,
London WC2H 0DA,
Tube: if you are travelling by tube, the nearest station is Leicester Square, which is right next to the theatre.
Train: if you are travelling by train, the closest train station is Charing Cross, which is approximately 200m walk from the theatre.
Bus: the bus routes which stop close to the theatre are the 24, 29 and 176.
Car: You can enjoy 50% off parking with the Q parking scheme after 12pm and for up to 4 hours. Show your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at the box office. You can also park at MasterPark at Cambridge Circus and NCP at Bedfordbury and Upper St Martin’s Lane.
There are discounts available for theatregoers and one companion. Call the theatre now on 03444825137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Drinks can be taken to customers during the performance.
There is a full Infra-red system with 20 headsets available. You can collect them from the cloakroom.
Guide Dogs are welcome in the theatre and staff are also happy to look after them during the performance.
There is one adapted toilet in the Accessible box with one step down upon entry.
There are 2 spaces in Box A and therefore a maximum of 2 wheelchair user patrons per performance. There is no lift and access is 21 steps down to Stalls, 23 to Royal Circle, 40 to Grand Circle, 96 to Balcony.
The Life of Pi is running from 24th June - 4th October 2020
Mon - Sat 7:45 PM
Sat & Sun 3.00 PM
The Life of Pi the play is 2 hours 5 minutes long (including interval) .
The Life of Pi the play, which was originally a book by Yan Martel, follows the extraordinary story of a young indian boy, Pi-Patel, who is travelling on a cruise ship with his family to Canada. Following a ship accident, Pi-Patel finds himself stranded in a tiny wooden boat with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a tiger, Richard Parker. An epic fight for survival, the Life of Pi is depicted using incredible puppetry.
Hiran Abeysekera leading the cast, along with Raj Ghatak, Mina Anwar, Alex Chang, Fred Davis, Sagar Arya, Tom Espiner, Kirsten Foster, Daisy Franks, Sarah Kameela Impey, Tom Larkin, Deeivya Meir, Nuwan Hugh Perera, David K S Tse, Romina Hytten, Habib Nasib Nader and Scarlet Wilderink.
The Life of Pi the play is showing at the Wydnham’s Theatre in London.
Lolita Chakrabarti adapted Yan Martel’s book into a play.
Max Webster directed the Life of Pi the play.
Yan Martel wrote the bestselling novel of the Life of Pi.
The Life of Pi the play first premiered at Sheffield Theatres in June 2018.
No, the Life of Pi the play is not going on tour and visiting the Uk cities of Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol, Sheffiled and Leeds.
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