Watch the All-New Trailer for the Cinema Release of Life of Pi

Watch the All-New Trailer for the Cinema Release of Life of Pi

Lolita Chakrabarti's spectacular stage adaption of Yann Martel's award-winning book Life of Pi will be coming to cinemas worldwide this March, the same month the show is expected to open on Broadway.

The show was filmed live in London’s West End last year as part of the National Theatre's NTLive program and will now make its cinema debut. Life of Pi features state-of-the-art visuals thanks to multiple life-sized puppets and stunning sets.

Today, National Theatre Live released an all-new trailer for the upcoming cinema release. Watch the new trailer below:



Life of Pi will arrive in most markets on March 30, 2023, with additional screenings scheduled throughout the year according to demand. Due to licensing restrictions, the show will not be screened in the US while it is running on Broadway.

Puppetry, magic, and storytelling are combined in a unique theatrical event that tells the story of a boy named Pi, who is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors of a sinking ship – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a Royal Bengal tiger.

The National Theatre has previously released the full listings for the upcoming cinema release with tickets on sale now. Browse the full list of cinemas here.

Life of Pi will open at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 9th following its North American Premiere at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University. 

The play was awarded five Olivier Awards including Best New Play, with Hiran Abeysekera winning Best Actor for his performance as Pi, and - in a historic first for the Olivier Awards - the seven performers who play 'Richard Parker', the puppet tiger were collectively awarded Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

The Broadway production is produced by Simon Friend, Daryl Roth, Hal Luftig, Mark Gordon, Playing Field, Tulchin/Bartner Productions, Gavin Kalin, Hunter Arnold, Hall Smalberg Winkler,, Elizabeth Armstrong, Eilene Davidson, Federman Jenen Productions, Susan Gallin, Independent Presenters Network, John Gore Organization, Kuhn Dodani, Harriet Leve, Mary Lu Roffe, Catherine Schreiber, Anthony Tang, Triple Threat Productions, American Repertory Theatre and Sheffield Theatres, with Aaron Lustbader and Hanna Osmolska serving as Executive Producers.