Main House

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

based on the novel by Louis de Bernières
  • 14 - 18 May
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Event Information

Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Running time: 2 hours 35 minutes

Performed from Tue 14 — Sat 18 May

★★★★ “Shocking and wondrous … The musical elements, when they come, leave you wishing for more” Guardian

★★★★ “Liable to bring a lump to the throat” Daily Telegraph

Cephalonia 1941.

Captain Corelli, an enigmatic young Italian officer, is posted to the idyllic Greek island as part of the occupying forces. Shunned by thelocals at first, he proves to be civilised, humorous-and a consummate musician. 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 multi million 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 writer and adaptor Rona Munro (The James Plays) and includes specially commissioned music by Harry Blake.

Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Tickets from £20.50

A booking fee of £1.50 per ticket applies

Neil Laidlaw, Rose Theatre Kingston and Birmingham Repertory Theatre present


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

Alex Munaioni plays Captain Corelli, with Madison Clare as Pelagia, Fred Fergus as Francesco and Joseph Long as Dr. Iannis.

The cast includes Graeme Dalling, Ryan Donaldson, Ashley Gayle, Eliot Giuralarocca, Luisa Guerreiro, Kezrena James, Eve Polycarpou, John Sandeman, Stewart Scudamore, Kate Spencer and Elizabeth Mary Williams.

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.

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Standard discounts – apply Monday – Friday evenings, and matinees.

£1 off for U16s, students, Seniors (60+), JSA claimants. Only one discount may be claimed per ticket. Please see the ACCESS page for details regarding our Access Register and associated discounts.

Group discounts – 10+ £1 off per ticket; 20+ save 20% on each ticket.

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies to all bookings.

Standby tickets – 30 seats at the back of the Grand Circle and side of the Dress Circle, on sale from 12noon on the day of the performance. Maximum two per person. Sold in advance for matinees, Sundays, Special Events and pantomime.

Standing spaces sold when all other seats have sold out.

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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