Abu Dhabi Welcomes West End Brilliance: Life of Pi in November

Winner of three Tony Awards and five Olivier Awards including Best New Play is set to captivate audiences at Etihad Arena from November 15-17, 2024.

Life of Pi is set to dazzle UAE audiences at Etihad Arena, Yas Island for a strictly limited season from 15-17 November 2024.

Proactiv Entertainment has partnered up with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, and Miral, the leading creator of immersive destinations and experiences in Abu Dhabi to bring to the UAE’s capital Life of Pi from the West End by Simon Friend Entertainment – the very first international play to ever come to Abu Dhabi.

LIFE OF PI by Martel ;

Written by Yann Martel ;
Adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti ;
Directed by Max Webster ;
Designed by Tim Hatley ;
Lighting by Tim Lutkin ;
At Sheffield Theatres, UK ;
June 27 2019 ;
Credit: Johan Persson

Based on the novel that sold more than 15 million copies and became a worldwide phenomenon, Life of Pi is an epic story of perseverance and hope that speaks to every generation and “gives new life to Broadway” (The Today Show). The groundbreaking story was also adapted to a movie, which won four Oscar Awards.

After a shipwreck in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi survives on a lifeboat with four companions— a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a Royal Bengal tiger.

Told with jaw-dropping visuals, world class puppetry and exquisite stagecraft, Life of Pi creates a breathtaking journey that will leave you filled with awe and joy. The spellbinding production has earned rave reviews worldwide with Time Out describing it as “The most stunning production I have ever seen” and The Guardian as “An extraordinary journey. Unmissable.”

Nicolas Renna, Chief Executive Officer at Proactiv Entertainment, expressed his excitement, stating, “We are beyond thrilled to bring to Abu Dhabi such a unique play after its international success in the West End and Broadway. The production represents the pinnacle of theatrical excellence, combining innovative stagecraft with a deeply moving story that audiences know and adore. Many people may have read the book or watched the movie – but experiencing this epic tale live on stage is something you do not want to miss out on.”

LIFE OF PI by Martel, Novelist-Yann Martel, Playwright-Lolita Chakrabarti, Director -Max Webster, Set and Costume Designer – Tim Hatley, Puppetry and Movement Director – Finn Caldwell, Puppet Designers – Nick Barnes & Finn Caldwell, Video Designer – Andrzej Goulding, Lighting Designer -Tim Lutkin, Sound Designer -Carolyn Downing, Composer – Andrew T. Mackay, Dramaturg-Jack Bradley, Sheffield Theatres,Tour 2023, UK, Credit: Johan Persson/

Tickets are now available through etihadarena.ae and platinumlist.net, with a 4-ticket offer giving 10% off when purchasing four tickets in Platinum and Diamond.

For more information, please follow Proactiv Entertainment Middle East on Instagram and Facebook for updates.  

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