The Sixth Column Has Better Legs

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0120070416

Madrid at the height of the Spanish Civil War is a city under siege and daily bombardment.

General Franco declares he has four columns of men outside the city and a fifth inside the city waiting to bring the infant democratic Spanish republic to its knees.

So how does the Madrid theatre world respond to this threat?

02*20070417

Gloria del Largo is determined that the fact that Madrid is under daily bombardment from Franco's fascists will not stop her working as a chorus girl on a new revue.

Her only problem is that she needs permission to open a theatre and is most unlikely to get it.

03*20070418

Gloria is determined to defeat fascism with fishnet tights and sequins.

But only Sergeant Jorge, a man with whom she is in danger of falling in love, can procure her the permit she needs to have her theatre reopened.

04*20070419

The theatre is on the verge of opening, but Lola's discovery of a traitor in their midst poses new problems for everyone.

05 LAST*20070420

The theatre is open and the revue is a success, but Franco's troops are on the verge of taking Madrid and the prospects for Jorge and Gloria look very gloomy indeed.