The 1994 novel, which has already been made into a film starring Nicholas Cage and Penelope Cruz, has been transformed into new stage show. Award-winning writer Rona Munro's adaptation, directed Olivier and Tony nominated Melly Still, comes to the West End after a successful UK tour.
25 years after it was first published, the story still strikes a chord. Set during the German occupation of Greece in WWII, it follows Dr Iannis, his headstrong daughter Pelagia, an Italian Captain called Antonio Corelli and of course his titular mandolin. Despite attempting to dislike the foreign soldier, Pelagia slowing falls in love with him. But as the Italy joins joins forces with the allies, Cephalonia suddenly becomes a dangerous place and the romance is put to the test.
Author Louis de Bernières 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.'
|What||Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Harold Pinter Theatre|
|Where||Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Charing Cross (underground)|
04 Jul 19 – 31 Aug 19, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Website||Click here for more information and tickets|