Preview: National Theatre Live Cinema Life of Pi, Theatre Royal Winchester

Preview: National Theatre Live Cinema Life of Pi, Theatre Royal Winchester

Theatre Royal Winchester is set to host its third National Theatre Live cinema-screening – Life of Pi, on Saturday 1 April.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel tells the story of a 16-year-old boy called Pi who is stranded on a lifeboat after a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Pi is joined by four survivors – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a Royal Bengal tiger. But time is against them as nature is harsh.

Who will survive in this epic tale of endurance and hope?

This unique Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of the best-selling novel, which has been adapted by playwright and actress Lolita Chakrabarti and is directed by Max Webster, combines great storytelling with puppetry, magic and state-of-the-art visual projection.

Early this year Theatre Royal Winchester announced it would host a number of screenings of filmed performances of National Theatre productions, filmed across London’s West End, with a live-stream performance from the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Still to come are GOOD, set in pre-war Germany; and Best of Enemies – exploring late 1960’s American morals.

The National Theatre Live productions feature well-known faces from stage and screen and are produced by award-winning crews.

Tickets for NT Live cost £16 each, with discounted rates for Members and Concessions. For more information or to book tickets visit: or call 01962 840 440.

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