The critically acclaimed production will transfer to the West End following a successful run at Sheffield Theatres earlier this year.
It has been confirmed that Lolita Chakrabarti’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize winning novel will transfer to the Wyndham’s Theatre from the 22nd June 2020.
Directed by Max Webster, it has also been announced that the Wyndham’s Theatre will be transformed to fully accommodate the scale of the production when it arrives in London next year.
Talking about the news of the transfer, Rob Hastie, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, said: “I’m almost envious of the new audiences who will get to discover the beauty and brilliance of Yann’s novel, Lolita’s play and Max’s production for the first time. Life of Pi demonstrates the commitment we make at Sheffield Theatres to putting adventurous new work on our stages, and is the result of the skills and hard work of an enormous number of people, all putting their talents in the service of great storytelling.”
After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, there are five survivors stranded on a single lifeboat – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, a sixteen year-old boy and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive?
Casting for the West End run of the production has yet to be announced.