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Multi-award-winning West End production of Life Of Pi to visit Nottingham’s Theatre Royal

The first-ever UK and Ireland tour of award-winning Life of Pi is coming to Nottingham.

Lolita Chakrabarti’s dazzling Olivier and Tony Award-winning stage adaption of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel will visit the Theatre Royal, Nottingham from Monday, April 15, to Saturday, April 20.

It is a breath-taking theatrical adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope, based on the Man Booker Prize winning novel.

Life Of Pi. Credit: Johan Persson
Life Of Pi. Credit: Johan Persson

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?

Starring alongside an extraordinary life-size puppeteered tiger, known as Richard Parker, Divesh Subaskaran will make his professional debut in the central role of Pi.

Life Of Pi. Credit: Johan Persson
Life Of Pi. Credit: Johan Persson

He is joined by Antony Antunes, who performs as tiger hind, cook and Father Martin, Adwitha Arumugam as Pi alternate, Bhawna Bhawsar as Lulu Chen and Mrs Biology Kumar, Ralph Birtwell as Mamaji and Admiral Balbir Singh, Kriss Dosanjh as Father, Sebastian Goffin as Tiger Head, Akash Heer as tiger head, Romina Hytten as tiger heart and hind, Katie Kennedy-Rose as tiger heart and hind, Aizah Khan as tiger heart and hind, Chand Martinez as Pandit-ji, Keshini Misha as Rani, Goldy Notay as Amma, Sharita Oomeer as Lulu Chen and Mrs Biology Kumar, Kate Rowsell as tiger heart and hind, Lilian Tsang as Mrs Okamoto, Zaida Khan and ships captain, Peter Twose and tiger head, voice of Richard Parker, cook and Father Martin.

Life of Pi, has won five Olivier Awards; Best New Play, Best Actor for the original Pi, and in an historic first for the Olivier Awards the seven performers who puppeteer the tiger were collectively awarded Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

The production also picked up awards for set, by Tim Hatley, Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell, and lighting design, by Tim Lutkin and Andrzej Goulding.

Life Of Pi. Credit: Johan Perssonson
Life Of Pi. Credit: Johan Perssonson

It also won three Tony Awards; Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Play, by Carolyn Downing.

Life of Pi is directed by Max Webster, and creatives include video designer Andrzej Goulding, composer Andrew T Mackay, dramaturgy by Jack Bradley, casting director Polly Jerrold, associate director Leigh Toney, associate puppetry and movement director Scarlet Wilderink, associate set designer Ross Edwards, associate puppet designer Caroline Bowman, costume supervisor Sabrina Cuniberto and props supervisor is Ryan O’Conner.

Life of Pi is produced by Simon Friend in association with Playing Field and Tulchin/Bartner.

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