Captain Corelli's Mandolin London Reviews and Tickets
Profound, Absorbing, Ambitious, Riveting, Great acting
About the Show
A stage adaptation of Louis de Bernières’ best-selling novel. A story of love, war and conflict.
Set on a Greek island, this war-time play follows Italian officer, Captain Corelli and his love affair with Pelagia, the daughter of the village doctor. Olivier and Tony-Award nominee Melly Still directs this emotional and stirring piece.
But there's an over-arching earnestness to the storytelling that left me largely unmoved and uninvolved. Faithful readers who just want to be reminded of a well-loved book may find more nourishment.
...Captain Corelli's Mandolin would satisfy any desire for watching epic stories on a smaller scale. But ultimately, this adaptation doesn't bring anything new to a story told many times before.