About the showAfter a critically acclaimed UK tour, the stage adaptation of Louis de Bernières’ war-time romance Captain Corelli’s Mandolin will open at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Watch this “vivid retelling of a classic” (The Upcoming) from 4 July 2019.
Set on the Greek island of Cephalonia during its German and Italian occupation, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin follows the lives and loves of Dr Iannis, his beautiful daughter Pelagia, and the mysterious Italian Captain Antonio Corelli. With a cast of 15 portraying soldiers and villagers, the play explores the intensity of a love affair in the midst of a war. The award-winning novel was previously adapted for film in 2001, with Nicolas Cage and Penélope Cruz. This is the first major stage adaptation of de Bernières’ novel.
The show stars Alex Mugnaioni (Shakespeare’s Globe: Twelfth Night) as Captain Antonio Corelli, Madison Clare as Pelagia, and Joseph Long as Dr Iannis.
The book has been adapted for theatre by Rona Munro (The James Plays) and directed by Melly Still (The Lovely Bones). Set designer Mayou Trikerioti and composer Harry Blake round out the creative team.
With a love story at its heart and the sweet sound of music accompanying this epic tale, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is sure to be a memorable summer experience. It opens at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 4 July and will hold a gala night on 10 July.