The world premiere of a passionate new musical. In 1936, as fascism sweeps across Europe, one country reaches out in its hour of need… and thousands of ordinary people make an extraordinary decision to help. Mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, they travel to Spain from all over the world, and they risk their lives for the freedom of others. Inspired by first hand accounts, Goodbye Barcelona follows Sammy, a young man driven to leave his home in London and join the International Brigades to fight against the fascists in the Spanish Civil War.
The Writer/Composer team behind Release the Beat return to Arcola with their new work.Goodbye Barcelona began as a commission from Arcola Theatre funded by Arts Council England and was subsequently developed for Arcola’s Grimeborn Opera Festival.
“fervently sung and warmly felt” OBSERVER
“The staging is clever, the performances uniformly strong” DAILY EXPRESS
“stirring anthems” LONDON EVENING STANDARD
“Karen Rabinowitz’s production has plenty of punch” GUARDIAN
“The score is nicely assembled in Karen Rabinowitz’s impressive dynamic
production” SUNDAY TIMES
“an engrossing and frequently moving evening…believable and moving” THEATRE GUIDE
“The music sits seamlessly alongside the dialogue” EAST LONDON LINES
Until December 23rd 2011 @ 7.30pm
Matinees on Saturday 3, 10, 17, 23 December 2011 at 2.30pm £17 (£11 concessions) online ticket purchase / box office 020 7503 1646
Arcola Theatre Arcola Tent
24 Ashwin Street
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