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Life of Pi

UK & Ireland Tour 2023 & 2024

Cast and Creatives

Simon Friend Entertainment is today delighted to announce casting for Lolita Chakrabarti’s dazzling Olivier Award winning stage adaption of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel Life of Pi, starring an extraordinary life-size puppeteered Bengal Tiger. Beginning its first ever tour of the UK and Ireland at the Sheffield’s Lyceum theatre this August 2023, Divesh Subaskaran is confirmed to make his professional debut in the central role of Pi.



Opening to celebratory reviews on Broadway in March 2023 the creative team was nominated for five Tony Awards in the following categories: Best Direction (Max Webster), Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design and won for Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design.

Production Team

Company Stage Manager

Matt McFarlane

Technical Stage Manager

Dan Jackson

Deputy Stage Manager

Tom Lewer

ASM/Book Cover

Ffion Loynes


Luke Harrison

Puppet Technician

Aga Fraczak

Head of Wardrobe

Danielle Bryson

Deputy Head of Wardrobe

Natasha Hughes

Wardrobe Assistant

Natalie Onoufriou

Head of Sound

Charles Parry

Deputy Head of Sound

Ethan Traynor

Head of LX

Robin Potter

Head of Video

Jamie Holden

Technical Swing

Tate Hayward-Hench