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LIFE OF PI Will Play Prolonged Run at Chichester Competition Theatre This Autumn

Lolita Chakrabarti’s Olivier Award-winning stage adaption of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel Lifetime of Pi, will play an prolonged run on the celebrated Chichester Competition Theatre this autumn the place it performs from Thursday 16 November – Saturday 2 December 2023. Tickets go on sale to Mates on Thursday twenty seventh July at Click on Right here. Basic reserving will open on Saturday 16 September with CFT’s full Winter Season (to be introduced in early September).

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Starting its first-ever tour of the UK and Eire on the Sheffield’s Lyceum theatre this August 2023, and starring a unprecedented life-size puppeteered Bengal Tiger, Divesh Subaskaran is confirmed to make his skilled debut within the central position of Pi.

He’s joined by Antony Antunes, who performs as Tiger Hind / Prepare dinner / 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 Coronary heart and Hind, Katie Kennedy-Rose as Tiger Coronary heart and Hind, Aizah Khan as Tiger Coronary 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 Coronary heart and Hind, Lilian Tsang as Mrs Okamoto/Zaida Khan/Ships Captain, Peter Twose and Tiger Head/Voice of Richard Parker/Prepare dinner/Father Martin.

Lifetime of Pi, which concluded its West Finish run on 15 January 2023, first opened to vital acclaim on the Crucible theatre in Sheffield in 2019. Worldwide commitments for the present embody its North American Premiere on the American Repertory Theater at Harvard College the place it ran from 4 December 2022 to 29 January 2023, adopted by its Broadway premiere on the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater the place it opened on 9 March 2023. A European tour will comply with the tour of the UK and Eire and there are plans underway for a tour of Australia and Asia.

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Lifetime of Pi gained 5 Olivier Awards in April 2022. In addition to Finest New Play, and Finest Actor for Hiran Abeysekera (the unique Pi); in an historic first for the Olivier Awards – the seven performers who puppeteer the Tiger ‘Richard Parker’ have been collectively awarded Finest Actor in a Supporting Function. The manufacturing additionally picked up awards for set (Tim Hatley, Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell), and lighting design (Tim Lutkin and Andrzej Goulding).

Lifetime of Pi made its Broadway premiere on the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater this spring, opening on 9 March 2023 to celebratory critiques and 5 Tony Award nominations. It went on to win in three classes: Finest Scenic Design of a Play (Tim Hatley & Andrzej Goulding) and Finest Lighting Design of a Play (Tim Lutkin) and Finest Sound Design of a Play (Carolyn Downing).

The manufacturing is directed by Max Webster, Set and Costume Designer is Tim Hatley, the Puppet Designers are Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell, the Puppet and Motion Director is 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 Affiliate Director is Leigh Toney, the Affiliate Puppetry and Motion Director is Scarlet Wilderink, the Affiliate Set Designer is Ross Edwards, the Affiliate Puppet Designer is Caroline Bowman, the Costume Supervisor is Sabrina Cuniberto and the Props Supervisor is Ryan O’Conner.

Primarily based on one of many best-loved works of fiction – winner of the Man Booker Prize, promoting over fifteen million copies worldwide – Lifetime of Pi is a breath-taking new theatrical adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope.

After a cargo ship sinks in the course of the huge Pacific Ocean, there are 5 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 towards them, nature is harsh, who will survive?

Award-winning author Yann Martel’s works embody The Details Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios (1993), Self (1996), We Ate the Youngsters Final (2004), Beatrice and Virgil (2010) – a New York Occasions Bestseller and a Monetary Occasions Finest E book, 101 Letters to a Prime Minister (2012) – a set of letters to the prime minister of Canada; and The Excessive Mountains of Portugal (2016).

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