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 Bernières’ 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 Evening Standard Award winning 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
★★★★ ‘A fleet, muscular retelling. Liable to bring a lump to the throat’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★ ‘Wartime romance plucks at the heartstrings’ Evening Standard
Both my wife and myself have read the book a couple of times and seen the film 2 or 3 times. We were intrigued how good the stage show would be and were really impressed at how effectively the story was portrayed. We are delighted we went to see this show & have already recommended it to both friends & family.
Really enjoyed this show, very emotional in parts. Would recommend.
I am so happy that I got the opportunity to see this, everything about it was authentic and intelligent, an absolute joy and very moving. I will remember this for a very long time, thank you
Very enjoyable. Loved the theatre and found this version of the book more realistic than the film. The cast worked very hard.
Superb in every way and wonderful acting by the cast.
Very good performance by all wonderful show my wife and I were very impressed and felt very emotional after the show.
I usually go for musicals and thought I would try a play/musical. I really enjoyed it.
Thoroughly enjoyable show . Would definitely recommend it .
Went with a few of my book group and we all enjoyed the show.... the scenery was excellent and the story was well portrayed. It made us realise how complicated lives became during and after WW2. You get to know the characters and feel their frustrations and emotions.
Having read the book some years ago I was keen to see the play. I enjoyed the second half more but in all an interesting and enjoyable evening.
Wonderful show with so many dimensions and staged so beautifully.
It was very entertaining, and a lovely story.
We were both disappointed with this show. The acting is average nothing special. The stage and production was poor. It does not represent Kefolonia, Greece at all. I have seen better stage production at my daughters school drama production. I am not sure why professional reviewers gave it five stars. We regularly go to theatre, but was very disappointed with the production. On the plus side the woman who acted as mountain goat was the the best one there..
When is it showing
Today - 31 Aug 2019
No refunds or exchanges available after purchase
When Can I Go
Thursday 4th July - Saturday 31st August 2019
Where Do I Go
Harold Pinter Theatre