Booker-winner Pi docks at The Lowry
18 November 2023
Reporter: David Chadderton
The award-winning adaptation of Yann Martel's Life of Pi will be in Salford from 5 December 2023 to 6 January 2024.
Life of Pi first opened at the Crucible theatre in Sheffield in 2019 and won five Olivier Awards in April 2022 for its West End transfer.
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?
Divesh Subaskaran is making his professional debut in the central role of Pi. He is joined by Antony Antunes, who performs as Tiger Hind / Cook / Father Martin, Adwitha Arumugam as Pi Alternate, Bhawna Bhawsar as Lulu Chen / Mrs Biology Kumar, Ralph Birtwell as Mamaji / 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 / Mrs Biology Kumar, Kate Rowsell as Tiger Heart and Hind, Lilian Tsang as Mrs Okamoto / Zaida Khan / Ship's Captain and Peter Twose as Tiger Head / Voice of Richard Parker / Cook / Father Martin.
- Life of Pi - Lolita Chakrabarti, based on the novel by Yann Martel (Simon Friend in association with Playing Field and Tulchin/Bartner Productions and Sheffield Theatres)