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VenueSouthwark Playhouse Borough
Other spaces: The Large, The Little
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From24th March 2016
To16th April 2016
What is currently on at Southwark Playhouse Borough (V226)

The Fifth Column

The Fifth ColumnT1357410739
Madrid, 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.
Author Ernest Hemingway

Archive :: production:T1357410739, play:S01829284607, venue:V226

Production details

London Premiere.


No UKTW or User reviews available.


Company Two's Company
Producer Karl Sydow (Karl Sydow (in association with Master Media)
Director Tricia Thorns
Design Alex Marker
Costume Emily Stuart
Lighting Neill Brinkworth
Sound Dominic Bilkey
Performer Elliot Brett
Performer Elizabeth Jane Cassidy
Performer Catherine Cusack
Performer Simon Darwen
Performer Alix Dunmore
Performer Michael Edwards
Performer James El-Sharawy
Performer Sasha Frost
Performer Carl Gilbey-McKenzie
Performer Joshua Jacob
Performer Harvey Steven Meneses
Performer Michael Shelford
Performer Stephen Ventura
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