As theatre producers circle the West End trying to find available theatre space for the countless productions wanting to come into London, the Wyndham’s has just taken itself off the market!
Life of Pi has announced that it is extending its run at the Wyndham’s Theatre until 4 September 2022.
The play recently got nine Olivier award nominations – more than any other West End play – including Best Actor for Hiran Abeysekera; Best Supporting Actor for the seven performers who play ‘Richard Parker’, the puppet tiger – Fred Davis, Daisy Franks, Romina Hytten, Tom Larkin, Habib Nasib Nader, Tom Stacy and Scarlet Wilderink; Best Director for Max Webster; Best Set Design for Tim Hatley, Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell; Best Lighting for Tim Lutkin and Andrzej Goulding; Best Sound Design for Carolyn Downing; Best Original Score for Andrew T Mackay; and Best Choreographer for Finn Caldwell.
Lolita Chakrabarti’s dazzling stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s award-winning book stars 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 Commander 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.
Producer Simon Friend said in a statement today that: ‘‘We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we will once again be extending public booking for Life of Pi, and that audiences continue to flock to this unique show. We are also delighted to have been nominated for nine prestigious Olivier Awards, including the first in history to recognise puppeteers – and when you see them in action you’ll see why!’