Life of Pi, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti, scoops Best New Play at the 20th annual Whatsonstage awards and receives two further award nominations

Life of Pi, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti scooped Best New Play at the 20th annual Whatsonstage Awards last night (Sunday 1st March).

With stiff competition from the likes of The Son (Kiln Theatre/Duke of York’s Theatre), The Doctor (Almeida Theatre) and Appropriate (Donmar Warehouse), Life of Pi triumphed. Lolita Chakrabarti said “I’d like to thank the amazing audiences at Sheffield Crucible, who travelled with us, to Pondacherry, to the Pacific Ocean and ended up in Mexico, all from the comfort of their seat. For their very generous and extremely warm response.”

The play, which opens at the Wyndhams Theatre in London’s West End in June, has also been nominated or two further awards…

Life of Pi has been nominated for a Book to Stage Award at the forthcoming Cameo Awards. The Cameo Awards recognise book adaptations across film, TV, theatre and audio and mark the start of London Book & Screen Week. The ceremony will be held in London on 9th March.

The play has also been nominated for a 2020 Visionary Honours Award. The Visionary Honours award show, which takes place on 18th March, celebrates inspirational culture, media and entertainment that has influenced social change and debate, championing causes from inclusion, diversity, equality, mental health and anti-social behaviour to the climate crisis.

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