Lolita Chakrabarti’s Olivier-winning stage adaptation of Life of Pi, seen on Broadway last season, will embark on an international tour next year.
Beginning at the Royal Theater Carré in Amsterdam in August 2024, the play will be presented on four different continents: Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia. Additional tour dates will be announced in the coming months.
Based on Yann Martel’s best-selling novel, winner of the Man Booker Prize, the work follows a 16-year-old boy stranded in a lifeboat with a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger.
In addition to the Olivier-winning West End production, the Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including nods for its scenic (Tim Hatley and Andrzej Goulding), lighting (Tim Lutkin), and sound designs (Carolyn Downing).
Said producer Simon Friend in a statement, “We have been enormously grateful for, and excited by, the interest in Life of Pi by theatres internationally. While our show will encounter many different cultures on its travels, this wonderful story which celebrates human resilience against adversity is entirely universal. It also seems that lots of people love puppets.”
The international tour will be directed by Max Webster, and feature work by set and costume designer Tim Hatley, puppet designers Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell, puppet and movement director Finn Caldwell, video designer Andrzej Goulding, lighting designer Tim Lutkin, sound designer Carolyn Downing, and composer Andrew T Mackay. Dramaturgy is by Jack Bradley, and casting is by Polly Jerrold. The associate director is Leigh Toney, the associate puppetry and movement director is Scarlet Wilderink, the associate set designer is Ross Edwards, the associate puppet designer is Caroline Bowman, the costume supervisor is Sabrina Cuniberto, and the props supervisor is Ryan O’Conner.
Life of Pi is produced by Simon Friend in association with Playing Field and Tulchin/Bartner.
For more information on the international tour, visit LifeOfPiOnStage.com.