Corelli’s Mandolin for King’s

Sep 27 2018 | By More

Rona Munro to adapt de Bernier novel

A new adaptation of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, based on the novel by Louis de Bernière, is to tour to the Edinburgh King’s in June 2019.

The show will be adapted by Rona Munro, whose adaptation of Ian Rankin’s Rebus: Long Shadows arrives at the King’s this October and wrote The James Plays for the NTS.

Publicity Image for Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Publicity Image for Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin will open at the Leicester Curve in April 2019, with a six venue tour taking it to the Rose Theatre, Kingston, Theatre Royal Bath and Birmingham Rep in May, then bringing it to the Edinburgh King’s and Theatre Royal Glasgow in June.

Direction will be Melly Still, was was nominated for Tony and Olivier awards for her work on Coram Boy at the National Theatre and on Broadway. Design will be Mayou Trikerioti with lighting by Malcolm Rippeth, sound by Jon Nicholls and Harry Blake composing original material.

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is an epic love story set on the Greek island of Cephalonia. It follows the lives of Dr Iannis, his beautiful, strong-willed daughter Pelagia and the Italian Captain Antonio Corelli, during the Italian and German occupation of the island in World War II.

Iannis loves the island and his strong-willed daughter Pelagia. Carlo, an Italian soldier, discovers 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 island awakes to find itself at war, under Italian and German occupation. Everything they thought they knew and understood changes.

Louis de Bernières won the 1995 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize – Overall Winner for Best Book, the 1995 Lannan Literary Award for Fiction and the 1994 Sunday Express Book of the Year for the novel. It was adapted into a film starring Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz in 2001.

Casting for the 2019 tour is to be announced.

Listings and links

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 June 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinees, Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets: click here to buy online.

Then touring to Glasgow:
Glasgow Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, G2 3QA
Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 June 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets: Click here to buy Glasgow tickets online.

Twitter: @CorelliOnStage
Facebook: @CorelliOnStage.

Book and film available from Amazon. Click images for details:

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin on tour 2019:
13 – 20 April Leicester
0116 242 3595 Book online
23 April – 12 May Kingston
Rose Theatre
020 8174 0090 Book online
14 – 18 May Bath
Theatre Royal
01225 448844 Book online
29 May – 15 June Birmingham
Repertory Theatre
0121 236 4455 Book online
18 – 22 June Edinburgh
King’s Theatre
0131 529 6000 Book online
Tue 25 – Sat 29 June Theatre Royal
0844 871 7648 Book online
Thurs 4 July – Sat 31 Aug Harold Pinter Theatre
0844 871 7622 Book online


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