Louis de Bernières
CAPTAIN CORRELLI'S MANDOLIN
Director Levan Tsuladze
Puppets by Nino Namicheishvili
Music by Vakhtang Kakhidze
"ANY FOOL CAN FALL IN LOVE. LOVE IS WHAT IS LEFT AFTER FALLING IN LOVE HAS FALLEN AWAY."
A wonderful story of laughter and tears, life and death, love, coffee and a goat.
The date is 1941. War has engulfed the beautiful Greek island of Cephalonia and Mussolini’s Italian forces invade. Amid the chaos an unlikely love story starts to blossom.
Betrothed to another man, Pelagia’s life veers from the traditional when mischievous Italian Captain Corelli wins her over with his music, benevolence and zest for life. But can their love survive when the Italians are replaced by a German occupation?
Company actors Tony Casement, Roger Delves-Broughton and Gus Gallagher are joined in this exciting international co-production by leading Georgian actor Natuka Kakhidze, Mike Maran and seven puppeteers, who operate scores of beautiful character puppets to bring you this version of Louis de Bernières’ extraordinarily moving modern classic.