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A Neil Laidlaw, Rose Theatre & Birmingham Rep production

Eliot performs the role of the Priest in the UK tour and West End run of Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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 Cephallonia, this is an unforgettable love story which evolves against the turbulent backdrop of World War II.


Dr Iannis loves the island of Cephallonia 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  (My Brilliant Friend and Coram Boy) and playwright Rona Munro (My Name Is Lucy Barton and The James Plays). 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.


Director Melly Still
Designer Mayou Trikerioti
Lighting Designer Malcolm Rippeth
Ssound Designer Jon Nicholls
Projection Designer Dom Baker for OD Vision
Composer Harry Blake

Rehearsal Photos Marc Brenner

UK 2019 TOUR DATES

Curve Theatre, Leicester
13 - 20 APRIL 2019
0116 242 3595

Rose Theatre, Kingston
23 APRIL - 12 MAY 2019
020 8174 0090

Theatre Royal, Bath
14 - 18 MAY 2019

01225 448844

Theatre Royal, Newcastle
21 - 25 MAY 2019
0844 811 2121

Birmingham Repertory Theatre
29 MAY - 15 JUNE 2019
0121 236 4455

King's Theatre, Edinburgh
18 - 22 JUNE 2019
0131 529 6000

Theatre Royal, Glasgow
25 - 29 JUNE 2019
0844 971 7647


Harold Pinter Theatre

London, West End

4 JULY - 31st AUGUST 2019

0844 871 7622