ISLAND ROMANCE SHINES DOWN ON NEWCASTLE THEATRE ROYAL AS LOUIS DE BERNIЀRES’ BEST SELLING NOVEL COMES TO THE STAGE
Louis De Bernières’ best-selling novel that inspired the hit film is set to sweep audiences off their feet when Captain Corelli’s Mandolin arrives at Newcastle Theatre Royal for a one week run (Tue 21 – Sat 25 May 2019).
Alex Mugnaioni will play the title character with Madison Clare, Fred Fergus and Joseph Long playing Pelagia, Francesco and Dr Iannis respectively.
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.
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.
For Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, 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. In 2001, the novel was adapted into a film starring Nicolas Cage and Penélope Cruz.
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin will be directed by Olivier and Tony Award nominee Melly Still and adapted by Evening Standard Award winner and Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominee Rona Munro. 2019 marks 25 years since the book was first published.
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin will have 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.
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is produced by Neil Laidlaw, Rose Theatre Kingston and Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin plays Newcastle Theatre Royal a very special three-week run between Tue 21 and Sat 26 May 2019 evenings at 7.30pm and matinees Thu 2pm, and Saturday 2.30pm. Tickets from £16.00 can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 (Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)or book online at www.theatreroyal.co.uk