NEWS: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin to Transfer to the West End

The production, directed by Olivier and Tony Award nominee Melly Still, will play at the Harold Pinter Theatre from the 4th July.

Alex Mugnaioni as Captain Antonio Corelli and Madison Clare as Pelagia. (c) Marc Brenner.

The stage production based on Louis de Bernières’ best-selling novel will transfer to the West End following its UK tour.

Directed by Melly Still, the production 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 Günter and Elizabeth Mary Williams as Psipsina.

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 Bernières 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 for Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. In 2001, the novel was adapted into a film starring Nicolas Cage and Penélope Cruz.

The novel has been adapted for the stage by Evening Standard Award-winner and Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominee Rona Munro.

The production features 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 has been produced by Neil Laidlaw, Church & State Productions, Rose Theatre Kingston and Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin will play at the Harold Pinter Theatre from the 4th July until the 31st August. To book tickets click here or visit: ATG Tickets, Theatre Tickets Direct, Last,Encore Tickets or From the Box Office

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