Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Birmingham Rep
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Description

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.

Please note this production contains scenes of a sexual nature and violence.

Creatives

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

Try our themed pre-show dish of Smyrna meatballs in Marmalade. Book at the same time as your tickets.

Backstage Tour
Why not make a day of it?
Take the opportunity to join a Backstage Tour, discovering the secrets and history of the venue.
1, 8, 15 June, 11am
Find out more here

Reviews

Director Melly Still manages to both stay faithful to the original and inject it with freshness

The Guardian

Wartime romance plucks the heartstrings again

Evening Standard

I have to confess, at times, to having a rather large lump in my throat... Makes light work of a weighty narrative, marshalling the story with balletic grace and beautiful use of music

The Telegraph

The Times

A talented and very musical cast... inventive, moving and bittersweet

Broadway World

Rosa Munro has now attempted the seemingly impossible by adapting Louis de Berniere’s sprawling, epic novel for the stage - the result is awe-inspiring

London Theatre 1

Still's direction allows for many comedic moments to shine through

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Ticket Information

From £15
Group, family, disabled and school rates available via our box office.

Aged 16-30?

Enjoy £5 tickets to this production with our free Preview Club membership, available on the following performances: 29 - 31 May (Evening performances only) 

Fees and Charges
Please note we charge a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend.

Please talk to a member of our BOX office team if you require further information.

Running Time
Approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes including a 20 minute interval

Further Information
Post Show Discussion 5 June

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