scoop.co.nz 19 Mar, 2021 06:00 am

Repertory presenting NZ stage premiere

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March 17, 2021 Entertainment, Latest Headlines, PressRelease News from Repertory Wellington Repertory Theatre is proud to present the New Zealand stage premiere of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, based on the book by Louis de Bernières and adapted for the stage by Rona Munro, at the Gryphon Theatre between March 31st and April 10th.Johnny Marshall plays the key role of Captain Corelli, in his first on-stage role since 2017.Co-Director Stanford Reynolds adds that “it’s great to be bringing Captain Corelli’s Mandolin to the stage for the first time in New Zealand”!Wellington Repertory’s other shows for 2021 will feature the postponed Popcorn, written by Ben Elton, originally due to be performed during 2020 and now to be staged from June 9th – 19th.

The show is based on the well-known book, written by British author Louis de Bernières and released in 1994.The show is at its heart a love story, set against the backdrop of the Italian occupation of Greece during World War 2.

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