First look: Life of Pi at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End

Last Updated on 26 November 2021 by Showcall Editorial Team

New photography provides a first look at Life of Pi at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End

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Hiran Abeyseker, Tom Larkin and Nicholas Khan in Life of Pi at the Wyndham’s Theatre. Photo: Johan Persson

Production photography has been released of the West End premiere of Life of Pi, Lolita Chakrabarti’s stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s award-winning book.

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Tom Larkin and Hiran Abeysekera in Life of Pi at the Wyndham’s Theatre. Photo: Johan Persson

After previews began on 15 November, the show has its press night at the Wyndham’s Theatre on Thursday 2 December. It is booking to 27 February 2022.

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Hiran Abeysekera and the company of Life of Pi at the Wyndham’s Theatre. Photo: Johan Persson

For the first time, the historic West End theatre has been transformed to fully accommodate the magnificent elements of the production that left audiences mesmerised when it first opened in Sheffield.

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Habib Nasib Nader, Tom Larkin and Scarlet Wilderink in Life of Pi the Wyndham’s Theatre. Photo: Johan Persson

Hiran Abeysekera returns to the show as Pi, alongside Mina Anwar as Ma, Nicholas Khan as Father, Payal Mistry as Rani, Tom Espiner as Father Martin and Commmander Grant-Jones, Raj Ghatak as Mamaji and Pandit-Ji, Syreeta Kumar as Mrs Biology Kumar and Zaida Khan, David K.S. Tse as Mr Okamoto, Kirsten Foster as Lulu Chen, Habib Nasib Nader as Cook, Voice of Tiger, Fred Davis, Daisy Franks, Romina Hytten, Tom Larkin, Tom Stacy and Scarlet Wilderink.

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Hiran Abeysekera, Scarlet Wilderink, Tom Stacy and Fred Davis in Life of Pi at the Wyndham’s Theatre. Photo: Johan Persson

It is directed by Max Webster with a creative team including set and costume designer Tim Hatley, puppet and movement director Finn Caldwell, puppet designers Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell, video designer Andrzej Goulding, lighting designer Tim Lutkin, sound designer Carolyn Downing, composer Andrew T Mackay, dramaturg Jack Bradley, casting director Polly Jerrold, associate director Hannah Banister, associate set designer Ross Edwards, costume supervisor Sabrina Cuniberto and props supervisor Ryan O’Connor.

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Hiran Abeysekera and Tom Larkin in Life of Pi at the Wyndham’s Theatre

Production photography is by Johan Persson.

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Mark Ludmon has been a journalist for over 20 years, specialising in theatre as well as hospitality and drinks after starting out on regional daily newspapers. He has an MA in early modern literature and history, focusing on Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, and a theatre studies MA from Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. He has also been on the judging panel for the Olivier Awards. He can be found tweeting as @MarkLudmon and writing about theatre at https://markludmon.com.