The curtain is to come down on Life of Pi at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End. It was announced today that 100,000 new tickets have been released for the final booking period; the final performance will be on 15 January 2023
Lolita Chakrabarti’s stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s award-winning book has been phenomenally successful in the West End. The show won 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Play and has extended numerous times; it will have played almost 500 performances when it completes its run in London. Book tickets toLife of Pi at the Wyndham’s Theatre here.
Producer Simon Friend said: ‘Our magical production of Life of Pi goes from strength to strength. We are delighted to release 100,000 more tickets for our final booking period in the West End, and look forward to welcoming new cast members in September. We are also thrilled to premiere the production in North America later this year. The response to this show continues to be overwhelming and we look forward to welcoming audiences to witness Pi’s journey of a lifetime in the West End and beyond.’
Future plans for the show include a North American premiere in December 2022 through to January 2023 at the American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts, as well as an anticipated transfer to Broadway, and separate productions in Asia, Australia and Mexico.
Nuwan Hugh Perera, who is currently the alternate Pi, will take over the title role on 7 September 2022 with Chirag Benedict Lobo joining the cast as the new alternate Pi.
Other new cast members joining in September are: Davina Moon as Ma, Ameet Chanaas Father, Tanvi Virmani as Rani, Saikat Ahamad as Mamaji/Pandit-Ji, Sakuntala Ramanee as Mrs Biology Kumar/Zaida Khan, Kevin Shen as Mr Okamoto, Phyllis Ho as Lulu Chen, Kazeem Tosin Amore as Cook/Voice of Richard Parker, Owain Gwynn as Puppeteer and understudies Lilian Tsang and Mohit Mathur.
Original West End cast members remaining in the show from 7 September are: Tom Espiner (Father Martin/Commander Grant-Jones) and puppeteers: Daisy Franks, Romina Hytten, Tom Larkin, Chris Milford and Tom Stacy.
Based on one of the best-loved works of fiction – winner of the Man Booker Prize, selling over fifteen million copies worldwide – Life of Pi is a breath-taking new theatrical adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope.