Captain Corelli's Mandolin


  • Tue 23 Apr - Sun 12 May
  • Presented by Rose Theatre Kingston, Neil Laidlaw, Church & State Productions and Birmingham Repertory Theatre
    Based on the novel by Louis de Bernieres | Adapted by Rona Munro | Directed by Melly Still
★★★★ 'Director Melly Still has created a wonderful sense of place, helped by the soulful music composed by Harry Blake and a sparse and innovative set by Mayou Trikerioti' The Times

★★★★ 'The musical elements, when they come, leave you wishing for more... This [production] is not far from being Captain Corelli's Mandolin: The Musical' The Guardian

★★★★ 'Fierce, unrequited romantic spirit haunts much of the action and becomes the production's most satisfying heartbeat.' The Telegraph

★★★★ 'A vivid and tumbling dramatic presence with strong musical elements' Evening Standard

Secret Seats have now sold out.

Cephalonia 1941. Captain Corelli, an enigmatic young Italian officer, is posted to the idyllic Greek island as part of the occupying forces. Shunned by the locals 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 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’ beloved novel thrillingly to life, capturing vivid descriptions of village life and the epic sweep and shifting politics of war. Experience all the passion and poetry that made this love story a bestselling novel and smash hit Hollywood movie.

This stunning new production is directed by Olivier and Tony Award nominee and Rose Associate Artist Melly Still (My Brilliant Friend), adapted by Rona Munro (The James Plays), and includes specially commissioned music by Harry Blake.

Presented in association with Kingston University.

Event Details:

Age Recommendation: 11+
Running Time: Approx. 2hrs 35mins (incl. interval)
Audio Described Performance: Sat 11 May @ 2.30pm - please contact Box Office to book.