News: Cast announced for Life of Pi West End premiere

October 13, 2021
News: Cast announced for Life of Pi West End premiere
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Full cast has been announced for the upcoming West End premiere of Life of Pi at Wyndham’s Theatre. The production begins performances on 15 November.

Life of Pi is Lolita Chakrabarti’s dazzling stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s award-winning novel. For the first time ever, the historic Wyndham’s will be transformed to fully immerse audiences in the production.

Cast includes Hiran Abeysekera reprising his role as 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 and Habib Nasib Nader as Cook and Voice of Tiger.

Further cast members include 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), as well as Nuwan Hugh Perera is Pi alternate, and understudies Alex Chang and Deeivya Meir.

Life of Pi is directed by Max Webster, with set and costume design by Tim Hatley, puppet and movement direction by Finn Caldwell, puppet designs by Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell, video design by Andrzej Goulding, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, sound design by Carolyn Downing, compositions by Andrew T Mackay, dramaturgy by Jack Bradley, casting by Polly Jerrold, associate direction by Hannah Banister, associate set design by Ross Edwards, costume supervision by Sabrina Cuniberto and props supervision by Ryan O’Connor.

Life of Pi is the breath-taking theatrical adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope. 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?

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