Life of Pi, Featuring Puppet Design by War Horse's Finn Caldwell, Will Transfer to London's West End.
Following a celebrated premiere staging at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, the new stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s bestselling 2001 fantasy adventure novel Life of Pi will move to London’s West End next spring. Previews will begin on June 22, 2020 ahead of a July 9 opening night at Wyndham’s Theatre.
Adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Max Webster, Life of Pi takes place after a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the 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?
Yes, tigers will perform on stage on West End in London, as the theater version of the controversial movie Life of Pi will be enchanting people there too.
This time in the theater it will happen with puppets and not with real tigers, which made the movie highly controversial (despite the effects used).