Life of Pi has revealed its cast for the West End at Wyndham’s Theatre in November.
The Wyndham’s Theatre will be reconfigured to specially accommodate the show, which is currently running to 27 February 2022.
Life of Pi West End cast
Hiran Abeysekera will lead the cast as of Pi with 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 ZaidaKhan, David K.S. Tse as Mr Okamoto, Kirsten Foster as Lulu Chen and Habib Nasib Nader as Cook and Voice of Tiger.
They’re joined by 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).
Completing the company are Nuwan Hugh Perera as Pi alternate with understudies are Alex Chang and Deeivya Meir.
Producer Simon Friend said: “I am delighted to announce the cast for this show – most of whom were in the original production in Sheffield, alongside some brilliant new cast members who have joined us on our journey.
“After an incredibly difficult year for so many people I hope this truly captivating production about how we deal with life’s toughest challenges will particularly resonate with audiences.”
The stage version, which premiered in Sheffield in 2019, has been adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti with direction by Max Webster, set and costume design by Tim Hatley, the puppet and movement director is Finn Caldwell, the puppet designers are Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell, the video designer is Andrzej Goulding, the lighting designer is Tim Lutkin, the sound designer is Carolyn Downing, the composer is Andrew T Mackay, dramaturgy is by Jack Bradley, the casting director is Polly Jerrold, the associate director is Hannah Banister, the associate set designer is Ross Edwards, the costume supervisor is Sabrina Cuniberto and the props supervisor is Ryan O’Connor.
A teaser of the show shares: “Following the sinking of a cargo ship that leaves just five survivors, we are taken to the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean where they are stranded on a single lifeboat. A sixteen-year-old boy along with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a hungry Bengal tiger are left at the mercy of nature, who is harsh and forgiving.
“Time is against them and they have one mission; to survive. Like the book and the 2012 film of the same name, it is an epic adventure full of hope, that tests their endurance and pushes their limits.”