International Brigade musical to open in Madrid

Post date: 19/02/2016

A Spanish-language version of the acclaimed International Brigades musical ‘Goodbye Barcelona’ is scheduled to open for a season at the Teatro Infanta Isabel in the heart of Madrid.

Written by Judith Johnson and Karl Lewkowicz, the IBMT-sponsored musical was enthusiastically received by audiences at the Arcola Theatre in London in 2011.

It has since then had an award-winning run in Catalan at the Teatre del Raval in Barcelona.

Under the provisional title ‘Goodbye España’, it now opens on 26 April at the Infanta Isabel Theatre (24 calle Barquillo, Madrid).

In 2014 the Catalan-language version was judged Best Musical in the annual Spanish Musical Theatre Awards. It also topped the Best Stage Director and Best Newcomer categories.

It is a story of love and war centred on the fate of Sam, an 18-year-old from London’s East End, and a group of other International Brigade volunteers from Britain who travel to Spain to fight fascism.

More details of the Madrid season to follow.


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