See video for a behind the scenes look into the recordings created for the forthcoming tour of Captain Corelli's Mandolin with composer Harry Blake.
The show 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. The book written by 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 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. Set and costume designs are 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. Produced by Neil Laidlaw, Rose Theatre Kingston and Birmingham Repertory Theatre.