Captain Corelli's Mandolin
An epic tale featuring two musicians, three puppets, a goat and two chickens and a very old wrinkled pen. Set on a Greek Island of Cephalonia from the Second World War to the present day, Captain Corelli's Mandolin
tells the story of Dr Iannis, his daughter, Pelagia, the heroic Italian soldier, Carlo Guercio, the mandolin-playing Captain Antonio Corelli and the love they all share. It's a passionate story that sweeps you up with joy one minute then makes the fright and rage of war boil in the stomach the next. It is full of laughter and tears, the joy of love and, ultimately, the triumph of life over death.Book by Louis de Bernieres. Adapted by Rona Munro. Director Melly Still. Design Mayou Trikerioti. Lighting Malcolm Rippeth. Sound Jon Nicholls. Design Dom Baker (projection). Music Harry Blake.