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Main House

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

based on the novel by Louis de Bernières
  • 14 - 18 May

Event Information

Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Based on the best-selling novel by Louis de Bernières that inspired the hit film, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin makes its world premiere across the UK in 2019.

Set on the Greek island of Cephalonia, this is an unforgettable love story which evolves against the turbulent backdrop of World War II.

Dr Iannis loves the island of Cephalonia and his beautiful, strong-willed daughter Pelagia. Carlo, an Italian soldier, learned what it means to love whilst fighting in Albania. Pelagia loves her father and the fisherman Mandras. The young Italian Captain Corelli loves only his music. And then in 1941, the idyllic Greek island awakes to find itself in the jaws of war, under Italian and German occupation. As history unfolds, everything they thought they knew and understood changes.

Marking the 25th anniversary of the novel’s original publication, this epic journey is brought vividly to life for the stage by Olivier and Tony- Award nominated director Melly Still and award-winning playwright Rona Munro. In an extraordinary tale of human fragility at a time of war, we discover how enemies forced together must learn to co-exist, and that all kinds of love can blossom in unimaginable circumstances.

Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Tue – Fri eves and Sat mat: £22.00 £27.50 £29.50 £32.50 £34.50
Sat eve: £24.50 £28.50 £30.50 £33.50 £36.50
Wed mat: £20.50 £26.00 £28.00 £32.00 £34.00

A booking fee of £1.50 per ticket applies

Neil Laidlaw, Rose Theatre Kingston and Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Based on the novel by Louis de Bernières
Adapted by Rona Munro
Directed by Melly Still

Melly Still’s work includes the acclaimed Olivier and Tony Award-nominated production of Coram Boy (National Theatre and Broadway) and Shakespeare’s Cymbeline at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Most recently she directed the epic tetralogy of Neapolitan novels by Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend and the world premiere stage adaptation of Alice Sebold’s novel The Lovely Bones.

Rona Munro has written extensively for stage, radio, film and television including the awardwinning trilogy The James Plays, episodes of Doctor Who for both the classic and revived eras of the show, and Ken Loach’s fi lm Ladybird Ladybird. She recently adapted My Name Is Lucy Barton for the stage, and Ian Rankin’s Rebus: Long Shadows

Box Office is open from 10am – 8pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

All tickets for Main House productions include a £2 building levy.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

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