National Theatre Live: Life of Pi (12A)
Life of Pi
by Yann Martel, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti directed by Max Webster .
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?
Filmed 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.
★★★★★ ‘It will make you believe in theatre. A triumph.’ Sunday Times
★★★★★ ‘Puppetry, projection and magic combine to stunning effect in a superlative stage adaptation.’ The Stage
★★★★★ ‘A wonder to behold.’ Daily Mail
★★★★★ ‘Everything about this production is amazing.’ Observer
★★★★★ ‘The puppetry is out of this world.’ Mail on Sunday
★★★★★ ‘Breath-taking. It will make you believe in the power of theatre. Roar it out: this is a hit.’ The Times
★★★★★ ‘Extraordinary. One of the most visually stunning shows I have ever seen.’ Time Out
The BBFC has rated Life of Pi 12A due to moderate violence, threat, and bloody images.
Running time 150 minutes.
This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.