The stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s Man Brooker Prize winning novel will begin performances at the Wyndham’s Theatre on the 15th November.

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming West End premiere of Lolita Chakrabarti’s adaptation of the novel, directed by Max Webster.

The production is set to be led by Hiran Abeysekera in the central role of Pi, alongside Mina Anwar as Ma, Nicholas Khan as Father, Payal Mistry as Rani, Tom Espiner as Father Martin and Commmander Grant-Jones, Raj Ghatak as Mamaji and Pandit-Ji, Syreeta Kumar as Mrs Biology Kumar and Zaida Khan, David K.S. Tse as Mr Okamoto, Kirsten Foster as Lulu Chen, Habib Nasib Nader as Cook and Voice of Tiger. They are joined by:  Fred Davis (Tiger Head), Daisy Franks (Tiger Heart), Romina Hytten (Tiger Heart), Tom Larkin (Tiger Head), Scarlet Wilderink (Tiger Heart), and Tom Stacy (Tiger Hind). Nuwan Hugh Perera is Pi alternate, and understudies are Alex Chang and Deeivya Meir.

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?

Talking about the news, producer Simon Friend said: “I am delighted to announce the cast for this show – most of whom were in the original production in Sheffield, alongside some brilliant new cast members who have joined us on our journey.  After an incredibly difficult year for so many people I hope this truly captivating production about how we deal with life’s toughest challenges will particularly resonate with audiences.”

The creative team behind the production includes: Set and Costume designer Tim Hatley, Puppet and Movement Director  Finn Caldwell, the Puppet Designers Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell,  Video Designer Andrzej Goulding, Lighting Designer Tim Lutkin, Sound Designer Carolyn Downing, Composer  Andrew T Mackay, Dramaturgy by Jack Bradley,Casting Director Polly Jerrold, Associate Director Hannah Banister, Associate Set Designer  Ross Edwards, Costume Supervisor Sabrina Cuniberto and Props Supervisor Ryan O’Connor.

Life of Pi will play at the Wyndham’s Theatre from the . To book tickets click here or visit:  Last Minute.comFrom the Box OfficeLove Theatre.com or Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk.