Captain Corelli's Mandolin
adapted by Mike Maran & Philip Contini
with the kind permission of the author Louis de Bernières
Captain Corelli's Mandolin opened at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on August 7th 1999 since when every single performance has sold out.
With Alison Stephens on mandolin and Anne Evans on piano, Mike Maran brings this epic to the stage with two chickens, two aubergines, three puppets, a tuba, a motorbike, some old photographs, a walking stick and a goat.
'Engrossing, touching and beautifully played.'
The Sunday Times
Set on the 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, 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
'The audience sat spellbound - hardly daring to breathe.'