Captain Corellis Mandolin
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Following a critically acclaimed UK tour, the brand-new stage adaptation of Captain Corelli's Mandolin transfers to the Harold Pinter Theatre for a strictly limited, nine-week, season from 4 July.

Cephalonia 1941. Captain Corelli, an enigmatic young Italian officer, is posted to the idyllic Greek island as part of the occupying forces. The Captain is soon thrown together with Dr Iannis' strong - willed and beautiful daughter Pelagia, who discovers all of the complexities of love, and how it can blossom in the most unexpected and profound way.

A cast of fifteen actors and singers bring Louis de Bernieres' epic novel dramatically to life. Experience all of the passion and poetry that made this love story a multimillion best-selling novel and a smash-hit Hollywood movie.

From the vivid descriptions of the village and its inhabitants, to the brutal life and epic sweep of the soldiers caught up in the constantly changing politics of war, this stunning new production is directed by Olivier and Tony-Award nominee Melly Still (My Brilliant Friend) and writer and adaptor Rona Munro (The James Plays) and includes specially commissioned music by Harry Blake.
★★★★
'Blissful wartime romance. Wonderfully true to the much-loved book. BRAVO'
The Times

★★★★
'BEGUILING'
Sunday Times

★★★★
'Shocking and wondrous'
The Guardian

★★★★
'A fleet, muscular retelling. Liable to bring a lump to the throat'
Daily Telegraph

★★★★
'A ray of Mediterranean sunshine. Recommended'
Mail on Sunday

★★★★
'Wartime romance plucks at the heartstrings'
Evening Standard

★★★★
'Melly Still's superb direction'
Daily Express

★★★★
'Awe-inspiring. As near perfect as we are likely to get'
London Theatre

★★★★★
'This is theatre at its best. Emotionally engaging, visually stunning and totally absorbing'
West End Wilma
FIRST MAJOR STAGE PRODUCTION OF CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN TRANSFERS TO THE WEST END (3 JUNE 2019)

The first major stage production of Louis de Bernieres' best-selling novel, Captain Corelli's Mandolin will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre in London's West End from 4 July to 31 August following rave reviews and a hugely successful UK tour. There will be a gala opening night on 10 July.

Captain Corelli's Mandolin stars Alex Mugnaioni as Captain Antonio Corelli, Madison Clare as Pelagia, Joseph Long as Dr Iannis, Ryan Donaldson as Carlo, Ashley Gayle as Mandras and Fred Fergus as Francesco. Completing the cast are Graeme Dalling as Soldier, Eliot Giuralarocca as Priest, Luisa Guerreiro as Goat, Kezrena James as Lemoni, Eve Polycarpou as Drosoula, John Sandeman as Soldier, Stewart Scudamore as Velisarios, Kate Spencer as Gunter and Elizabeth Mary Williams as Psipsina.

Author Louis de Bernieres said of the transfer, "I am delighted that this production of Captain Corelli's Mandolin is moving to the West End. The play is faithful to my story, movingly told, and the direction and acting are superb. It deserves a long run."

The show is directed by Olivier and Tony Award nominee Melly Still and has been adapted by Evening Standard Award-winner and Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominee Rona Munro. 2019 marks 25 years since the book was first published.

The play is currently playing Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 29 May to 15 June, King's Theatre Edinburgh from 18 to 22 June and Glasgow Theatre Royal from 25 to 29 June.

Captain Corelli's Mandolin is an epic love story set on the Greek island of Cephalonia. It follows the lives of Dr Iannis, his beautiful, strong-willed daughter Pelagia and the Italian Captain Antonio Corelli, during the Italian and German occupation of the island in World War II. Louis de Bernieres won the 1995 Commonwealth Writers' Prize - Overall Winner for Best Book, the 1995 Lannan Literary Award for Fiction and the 1994 Sunday Express Book of the Year. In 2001, the novel was adapted into a film starring Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz.

This show has set and costume designs by Mayou Trikerioti, lighting design by Malcolm Rippeth, sound design by Jon Nicholls, projection design by Dom Baker for OD Vision and music composed by Harry Blake. It is produced by Neil Laidlaw, Church & State Productions, Rose Theatre Kingston and Birmingham Repertory Theatre.







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Type of production: Musical

Opened: 04 July 2019

Booking until: 31 August 2019

Running time: To Be Confirmed

Prices: £20.00 - £126.00

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