Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Closed 2h 40m
Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Captain Corelli's Mandolin London Reviews and Tickets

(2 Ratings)
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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.

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28 Reviews | 0 Followers
Riveting, Profound, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like historical retellings and romance

Don't see it if You get triggered by war and violence

39 Reviews | 1 Follower
Dated, Ambitious

See it if You’re a fan of the source material

Don't see it if A slow pacing would put you off

Critic Reviews (8)

The London Evening Standard
July 11th, 2019

Here's a charming, simple, slightly baggy staging of Louis de Bernières’s 1994 bestseller.
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The Arts Desk
July 11th, 2019

smart stagecraft, skimpy script...Melly Still brings her singular theatricality to bestselling novel on stage
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London Theatre
July 11th, 2019

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.
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Time Out London
June 25th, 2019
For a previous production

Still, as efforts go this is beyond valiant and if [it] doesn’t have the weight of the book, it’s still a rich and ambitious piece of theatre.
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The Guardian (UK)
April 26th, 2019
For a previous production

Director Melly Still manages to both stay faithful to the original and inject it with freshness, while Rona Munro’s adaptation distils key themes...
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The Telegraph (UK)
April 26th, 2019
For a previous production

Louis de Bernières adaptation that’s liable to bring a lump to the throat.
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The Times (UK)
April 29th, 2019
For a previous production

Bravo, too, to the sheer theatrical nature of it all, the attention to detail and the emphasis on surprise and spectacle, bound together by some moving musical moments.
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April 26th, 2019
For a previous production

...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.
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