See new video introducing Alex Mugnaioni as Captain Corelli
13 March 2019
View Alex Mugnaioni, the new star of the first major stage production of CAPTAIN CORELLI’S MANDOLIN, based on the best-selling novel by Louis de Bernières.
The video sees Alex learning how to play the mandolin, which he has done from scratch, as well as discussing the upcoming production.
Alex's credits include appearances in productions of The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Othello, King Lear and a tour of Much Ado About Nothing around North and South America for Shakespeare's Globe. His most recent theatre credits include Alice in Wonderland, The Beggar’s Opera, The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing at Storyhouse Chester.
The 2019 UK tour and first major stage production of CAPTAIN CORELLI’S MANDOLIN features an ensemble cast of 15 with Alex Mugnaioni playing the title character and 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 Gunter and Elizabeth Mary Williams as Psipsina. 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.
The play will preview at Leicester Curve from 13 – 20 April and will play Rose Theatre Kingston from 23 April – 12 May, Theatre Royal Bath from 14 – 18 May, Newcastle Theatre Royal from 21 – 25 May, Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 29 May – 15 June, King’s Theatre Edinburgh from 18 – 22 June and Glasgow Theatre Royal from 25 – 29 June. The national press night will be held on Thursday 25 April 2019 at Rose Theatre Kingston at 7pm.
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 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.