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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.


Author: Ernest Hemingway

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Archive listings for The Fifth Column (2016)

Work type: Play.


London Premiere.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.
24 Mar 16 to 16 Apr 16Southwark Playhouse Borough, Inner London :: V226
listing details L01946760960


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