Captain Corelli’s Mandolin sails into the West End

A new stage production of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin will transfer to the West End for a limited season at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Louis de Bernières’ best-selling novel has been adapted for the stage by Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominee Rona Munro with direction by Olivier and Tony Award nominee Melly Still.

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is an epic love story set on the Greek island of Cephalonia and 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.

The production will star 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.

The show made headlines earlier this year when lead actor Alex Mugnaioni lost the 129-year-old mandolin from the show having accidentally left it on a train.

Completing the cast are Graeme Dalling, Eliot Giuralarocca, Luisa Guerreiro, Kezrena James, Eve Polycarpou, John Sandeman, Stewart Scudamore, Kate Spencer and Elizabeth Mary Williams.

An international best-seller, the award winning novel was previously adapted for film in 2001 starring Nicholas Cage and Penélope Cruz.

The show initially opened on a UK tour in Leicester and is currently in Birmingham with upcoming dates in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is booking from 4 July 2019 to 31 August 2019 at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

📷 Main photo: Alex Mugnaioni as Captain Corelli & Madison Clare as Pelagia in Captain Corelli's Mandolin credit Marc Brenner

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