Encore Meets: Alex Mugnaioni From Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Alex Mugnaioni as Captain Corelli & Madison Clare as Pelagia in Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Photo: Marc Brenner

Encore Meets – an Encore Radio podcast series. Go backstage in the West End, Broadway and beyond with Encore Radio’s exclusive theatre interviews.

In today’s Encore Meets episode, we head backstage at the Harold Pinter Theatre, in London’s West End to meet Alex Mugnaioni, star of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.

We learn more about the show and how Alex’s skilled musicianship plays a key part in this show.

Listen to the episode below or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

About Captain Corelli’s Mandolin 

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is a 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 the book 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.


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