The stage adaptation of Life of Pi, which premiered this year in Sheffield, will transfer to the West End next year.
The play, based on Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name, will open at Wyndham’s Theatre from June 2020.
Wyndham’s’ auditorium will be reconfigured for the first time in order to accommodate the production, with the stage extended out into the stalls and seating levels altered.
Cameron Mackintosh, who owns the theatre, said the transformation would mean “the floor and walls of the theatre become one complete surreal environment”.
Produced by Sheffield Theatres, the production premiered at the Crucible in July.
It is written by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Max Webster, with puppets by Gyre and Gimble’s Finn Caldwell.
The Sheffield production starred Hiran Abeysekera in the title role, however casting for the West End transfer has not yet been announced.
Life of Pi begins performances on June 22, with a press night on July 9. Performances until October 4 are currently on sale.
It will be produced in the West End by Simon Friend, in association with Playing Field and Robert Bartner.