Captain Corelli's Mandolin at Harold Pinter Theatre tickets
Captain Corelli's Mandolin at Harold Pinter Theatre tickets

Captain Corelli's Mandolin tickets from £18.00

Tickets from £18.00

About the show

The first major stage adaptation of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin transfers to the Harold Pinter Theatre this summer following a critically acclaimed UK tour. Based on Louis de Bernières bestselling wartime novel, the show plays from 4 July.

Set during the 1940s German and Italian occupation of Greek island Cephalonia, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is a classic World War II love story that follows the lives of Dr Iannis, his daughter Pelagia, and enigmatic Italian Captain Antonio Corelli. Featuring a vividly realised cast including islanders and soldiers, this romantic and sweeping show explores the far-reaching effects of war, the love that blooms in adversity, and the power of music.

Louis de Bernières won the 1995 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize – Overall Winner for Best Book for Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, which was adapted for film in 2001, starring Nicolas Cage and Penélope Cruz. Described as a “rich and ambitious piece of theatre” (Time Out), the play has received rave reviews during its UK tour this year.

The show stars Alex Mugnaioni (Shakespeare’s Globe: Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew) as Captain Antonio Corelli, Madison Clare as Pelagia, and Joseph Long (The Life and Death of Peter Sellers) as Dr Iannis.

The book has been adapted for the stage by Rona Munro (The James Plays) and directed by Olivier Award nominee Melly Still (The Lovely Bones, My Brilliant Friend). Other creatives include designer Mayou Trikerioti and composer Harry Blake.

Sink into sweet music and sweeping romance as this beloved novel is brought to life on stage. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin at the Harold Pinter Theatre plays from 4 July, with a gala night on 10 July.

Recommended for

Fans of Louis de Bernières’ novel or the film will love this romantic stage adaptation, whilst anyone who enjoys a war-era story should find plenty to admire in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 11+

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 35 minutes (with an interval)
Opened: 04 Jul 2019
Booking from: 19 Aug 2019
Booking until: 31 Aug 2019

Next available performances

Tuesday 20 Aug 2019--7:30pm
Wednesday 21 Aug 2019--7:30pm
Thursday 22 Aug 20192:30pm7:30pm
Friday 23 Aug 2019--7:30pm
Saturday 24 Aug 20192:30pm7:30pm
Monday 26 Aug 2019--7:30pm
Tuesday 27 Aug 2019--7:30pm

Location and map

Harold Pinter Theatre
Panton Street
London, SW1Y 4DN

70 Reviews Add review

Overall I enjoyed this. I hadn't seen the film but that wasn't necessary to follow the story even though many of the actors played... More

chocoholics2005 4"10, 72 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A really sweet version of the best selling book and successful movie. I wondered how they were going to capture the island of Kephalonia... More

joc78 5"4, 380 reviews, 4 helpful votes

A lengthy and complex story is well condensed into 2 hours and 40 minutes of performance. I thought this was well paced and staged... More

LondonLass 5"1, 227 reviews, 14 helpful votes

This was the first night and a privilege to be there. This was incredibly moving, poetic in movement and direction, and hauntingly... More

lindar10 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Overall they have adapted the book pretty well although there are a couple of alterations to the story. The staging is incredible and... More

emilydiver 5"0, 264 reviews, 15 helpful votes

josielee 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Absolutely wonderful! Thought the actors in the leading roles were very well suited having read the book many times! I thought the... More

doriselisabeths 1 review, 0 helpful votes

War, tragedy, lessons for life & romance. Superb performance from the 15-strong cast.

rachelgreene 87 reviews, 1 helpful vote

riselikeasunflower 5’3, 203 reviews, 3 helpful votes