Forthcoming touring show Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is appealing for the return of its most vital prop after it was left on a commuter train by the lead actor.
Alex Mugnaioni, who plays the Captain, was travelling home on the London to Sidcup train after rehearsals and left the famous mandolin behind. He said: “We spent a long time hunting for the perfect Mandolin, it’s devastating to lose it so close to the show.”
Producers Neil Laidlaw, Rose Theatre Kingston and Birmingham Repertory Theatre are offering tickets to the show’s opening night at the Rose on 25 April 2019 for whoever can find and return the missing instrument.
Mugnaioni said he was hoping to avoid appearing with an ‘understudy’ replacement. “I’m playing throughout the show and you create quite a connection with an instrument. If anyone has picked it up by mistake we’d be so grateful for its return,” he added.
The 2019 UK tour and first major stage production of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is 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. This year marks 25 years since the book was first published.