Stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s Life of Pi announced

A major new stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s Life of Pi by Lolita Chakrabarti has been announced to run at Sheffield Theatres.

The world premiere of Life of Pi, which is directed by Max Webster, is to run from June 28 to July 20, 2019, with press night on July 8.

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 hungry 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 Piis a dazzling new theatrical adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope. A film of the book, adapted by Ang Lee, was released in 2012.

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