Puppetry, magic and storytelling combine in a unique, Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of the best-selling novel, Life of Pi. Filmed live in London’s West End and featuring state-of-the-art visuals, the epic journey of endurance and hope is brought to life in a breath-taking new way for cinema screens. This Sunday, the production will come to Cyprus as well, as Rialto Theatre presents a live broadcast screening of this fascinating tale between a boy and a tiger.
The 6pm show will take audiences on a voyage to the middle of the Pacific Ocean where a 16-year-old boy named Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a Royal Bengal tiger. The story of the Life of Pi, a 2001 novel by Yann Martel, is a well-known one, which reached even bigger audiences worldwide with the adventure-drama film of the same name.
Now, the National Theatre Live series which continues its collaboration with Rialto Theatre will bring a stage adaptation of the story to Cyprus. The production received outstanding reviews and wowed audiences in London.
The Sunday Times wrote: “It will make you believe in theatre. A triumph”, while the Observer described that “everything about this production is amazing.” The evening broadcast this Sunday will be shown in its original language, English, with subtitles in Greek and English.
The Life of Pi
A National Theatre Live stage adaptation of the best-selling novel. December 3. Rialto Theatre, Limassol. 6pm. €12. With subtitles in Greek and English. Tel: 7777-7745. www.rialto.com.cy