National Theatre Live: Life of Pi

Saturday, September 23 - Monday, September 25, 2023

FIVE STARS! ‘A wonder to behold.’ Daily Mail

Puppetry, magic and storytelling combine in a unique, Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of the best-selling novel. 

After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, a 16-year-old boy named Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a Royal Bengal tiger. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive?

Recorded live in London’s West End and featuring state-of-the-art visuals, the epic journey of endurance and hope is bought to life in a breath-taking new way for cinemas screens. NYC audiences can enjoy encore screenings of the hit stage play for a limited time only!

Part of the series “National Theatre Live: Spring/Summer 2023

  • Country United Kingdom
  • Running Time 145 minutes
  • Distributor BY Experience
  • Director Max Webster
  • Writer Yann Martel, Lolita Chakrabarti (adaptation)
  • Cast Hiran Abeysekera, Mina Anwar
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil, Assistive Listening

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