Tickets for Life of Pi at Bristol Hippodrome go on sale tomorrow

Tickets for Life of Pi at Bristol Hippodrome go on sale tomorrow

Posted on: 05 Dec 2022

The multi-award-winning West End production is embarking on a massive tour of the UK and Ireland next year, dropping by Bristol for a 5-day stint in January 2024.


Life of Pi will perform at Bristol Hippodrome from Monday 15 until Saturday 20 January 2024.


Lolita Chakrabarti’s ground-breaking Olivier Award-winning stage adaption of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel Life of Pi (now a major film) is currently in the West End starring a breathtaking life-size puppet of a Bengal Tiger – this is a show not to be missed.


Tickets for the show’s run at Bristol Hippodrome go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday 6 December.





Based on the much-loved novel Life of Pi  – winner of the Man Booker Prize, selling over fifteen million copies worldwide – is a breathtakingly fresh theatrical adaptation of an epic journey of hope, companionship and human endurance.


After a cargo ship sinks right in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there are five survivors stranded on a single lifeboat. They include sixteen-year-old Pi Patel, a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a 450-pound Royal Bengal Tiger. Time and nature are against them and conditions are worsening, who will survive?


These animals become characters within their own right and, in award-winning playwright Lolita Chakrabarti’s extraordinary production, they are brought to life by Puppet and Movement Director Fin Caldwell, the brain behind the National Theatre’s hit show War Horse.

Life of Pi won five Olivier Awards in 2022. In addition to Best New Play and Best Actor for Hiran Abeysekera (Pi), the production made Olivier Awards history with the seven performers who puppeteer the Tiger ‘Richard Parker’ collectively winning Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The production also picked up awards for set and lighting design.


On the show, Chakrabarti has said: “It has been an extraordinary year in the West End and the success of the play has been both a privilege and a delight - from all the amazing awards to the standing ovations we get every night.


“It is a testament to Yann Martel’s beautiful and moving story. I am so grateful for his trust and generosity in sharing it with me and allowing our amazing creative team to tell his story our way.”

Life of Pi will run at Bristol Hippodrome from Monday 15 until Saturday 20 January 2024. Tickets for the production’s visit to Bristol go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday 6 December so grab yours HERE.


To find out more about what’s coming up at Bristol Hippodrome, head to the theatre's website.


Images: Johan Persson

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.