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Captain Corelli's Mandolin stage show to transfer to the West End

The stage version of the hit play will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre

(centre) Alex Mugnaioni as Captain Corelli and Elizabeth Mary Williams as Psipsina in Captain Corelli's Mandolin
© Marc Brenner

Louis de Bernières' novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin will come to the West End later this summer.

Penned for the stage by Rona Munro (My Name is Lucy Barton), the piece is set on a Greek island and follows the life of Dr Iannis and his daughter Pelagia during the Italian and German occupation of World War II. In 2001 the novel was adapted into a film starring Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz and Christian Bale.

Alex Mugnaioni will play Captain Corelli in the show, and will be joined by Madison Clare as Pelagia, Fred Fergus as Francesco and Joseph Long as Dr Iannis.

Completing the cast are Graeme Dalling as Soldier, Ryan Donaldson as Carlo, Ashley Gayle as Mandras, Eliot Giuralarocca as Priest, Luisa Guerreiro as Goat, Kezrena James as Lemoni, Eve Polycarpou as Drosoula, John Sandeman as Soldier, Stewart Scudamore as Velisarios, Kate Spencer as Günter and Elizabeth Mary Williams as Psipsina.

The production is directed by Olivier and Tony Award-nominee Melly Still (The Lovely Bones), with set and costume designs by Mayou Trikerioti, lighting design by Malcolm Rippeth, sound design by Jon Nicholls, projection design by Dom Baker for OD Vision and music composed by Harry Blake.

The show initially opened on a UK tour in Leicester, and will now run at the Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited season from 4 July to 31 August.

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