The Fifth Column archiveMadrid, 1937 - the height of the Spanish Civil War. In a hotel during the bombardment by Franco's artillery, two American war correspondents fall passionately in love. Around them, people are struggling, often comically, to survive; and the idealism of the young men who came to fight with the International Brigades is contrasted with the ruthlessness of civil war. Ernest Hemingway's For Whom The Bell Tolls is the great classic of the Spanish Civil War. The Fifth Column too, a life and death story of counter-espionage, speaks with his own inimitable voice. Based on real events, and real people - Hemingway was there, with his lover Martha Gellhorn, one of the first women war correspondents - the play appears in London for the first time and marks the 80th year since the Spanish Civil War began. London Premiere.


Elliot Brett, Elizabeth Jane Cassidy, Catherine Cusack, Simon Darwen, Alix Dunmore, Michael Edwards, James El-Sharawy, Sasha Frost, Carl Gilbey-McKenzie, Joshua Jacob, Harvey Steven Meneses, Michael Shelford, Stephen Ventura


Author: Ernest Hemingway
Company: Two's Company
Producer: Karl Sydow (in association with Master Media
Director: Tricia Thorns
Design: Alex Marker
Costume: Emily Stuart
Lighting: Neill Brinkworth
Sound: Dominic Bilkey
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The Fifth Column

The Fifth Column (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1357410739. Details of all The Fifth Column archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01829284607

Archive Listings

24 Mar 16
16 Apr 16
Southwark Playhouse
Inner London
Greater London

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