Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

3 (3) · Classic Drama

Following a critically acclaimed UK tour, the brand-new stage adaptation of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin transfers to the West End

“The critics weren't overly effusive in their praise for this show, but it's undeniably charming and beautiful. If you're in the mood for a summer romance, this is the West End show for you.”


Cephalonia 1941. Captain Corelli, an enigmatic young Italian officer, is posted to the idyllic Greek island as part of the occupying forces. The Captain is soon thrown together with Dr Iannis’ strong – willed and beautiful daughter Pelagia, who discovers all of 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’ epic novel dramatically to life. Experience all of the passion and poetry that made this love story a multimillion best-selling novel and a smash-hit Hollywood movie.

Critic reviews

There are moments of exquisite staging in this production

Broadway World

An enjoyable trip back to Cephalonia and the original story that so many people have fallen in love with

Theatre Weekly

Britain, incidentally, doesn't come out of the narrative at all well and is more than once derided for implementing a blockade

The Arts Desk

Vivid and poignant. If doesn’t have the weight of the book, it’s still a rich and ambitious piece of theatre.

Time Out

Wartime weepy is shocking and wondrous

The Guardian

It's a shame that this show feels like a predictable war story, and not really like the love story we're initially promised


A charming, simple, slightly baggy staging of Louis de Bernières’s 1994 bestseller

Evening Standard

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 4 Jul - Sat 31 Aug, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


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