Life of Pi

by Yann Martel

Adapted for the stage by Lolita Chakrabarti

Sheffield Crucible June 2019

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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?


Based on one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction – winner of the Man Booker Prize, selling over fifteen million copies worldwide – Life of Pi is a dazzling new theatrical adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope.



Hiran Abeysekera

Mina Anwar

Kammy Darweish

Kate Colebrook

Fred Davis

Tara Divina

Tom Espiner

Raj Ghatak

Owain Gwynn

Syreeta Kumar

David K.S. Tse

Habib Nasib Nader

Gabby Wong



Max Webster – Director

Finn Caldwell – Pupper & Movement Director

Tim Hatley – Set & Costume Designer

Tim Lutkin – Lighting Designer

Carolyn Downing – Sound Designer

Andrew T Mackay – Composer

Andrzej Goulding – Video Projection Designer

Finn Caldwell & Nick Barnes – Puppet Designers


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