Vaudeville double act Carmela and Paulino are captured by Franco s forces during the Spanish Civil War. Compelled to put on a show for the fascist army, they rehearse their material - music, songs, flamenco dances, and bizarre comedy sketches. But then, how can Carmela be dead? Ay Carmela!
is a darkly hilarious and poignant testimonial to the brutal futility of war, which movingly reveals the failure of the living to learn from the dead. Funny, poetic and elegant, Steve Trafford s new translation brings Sinisterra s wonderful text vividly to life.Author Jose Sanchis Sinisterra. Producer York Theatre Royal and Ensemble. Director Steve Trafford.