Excitement builds as adaptation of Life of Pi prepares to start at Salford’s Lowry Theatre

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The dramatic show begins its run in Salford at the start of December 

An exciting adventure is coming to Salford’s Lowry Theatre this winter, in the form of a Bengal tiger. No real tigers will be on stage, but a pretty good impression of one will be. 

This is because the dramatic stage adaptation of ‘Life of Pi’ is coming to the theatre for a month of performances. The story has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and now, a successful stage show has been created. 

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After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, there are five 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 against them, nature is harsh, who will survive? All will be revealed at the Lowry. 

Divesh Subaskaran is making his professional debut in the central role of Pi. He is joined by Antony Antunes, who performs as Tiger Hind / Cook / Father Martin. Also appearing are Ralph Birtwell as Mamaji/ Admiral Balbir Singh, Kriss Dosanjh as Father, Sebastian Goffin as Tiger Head and Akash Heer as Tiger Head.

The stand out aspect of the performance will be the lifesize puppet of the tiger. He will be controlled by multiple performers to really capture the real-life presence of the beast. 

How to get tickets to Life of Pi at Lowry Theatre

The run of shows of Life of Pi at The Lowry begins on December 5 and runs until January 6. Tickets are on sale now through the website of The Lowry. 

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Life of Pi is coming to Salford (photo: The Lowry) Life of Pi is coming to Salford (photo: The Lowry)
Life of Pi is coming to Salford (photo: The Lowry)

The performance will be split in two, with a 20 minute interval in between. Part 1 will be 51 minutes and part 2 will be slightly longer at 58 minutes. 

Accessible performances of Life of Pi at The Lowry

Several performances of the show will be accessible for those with special requirements. These can be found below: 

  • BSL Interpreted by Emma Jane Heap- Wednesday December 13 2023 at 7.30pm
  • Audio Described by Caroline Burn Thursday December 14 2023 at 2pm and Touch Tour at 12.30pm
  • Audio Described by Caroline Burn- Saturday December 23 2023 at 7.30pm and Touch Tour at 6pm
  • Captioned - Wednesday December 27 2023 at 7.30pm
  • BSL Interpreted By Emma Jane Heap- Wednesday January 3 2024 at 7.30pm

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