Ay, Carmela!, Musical -live songs
and music- tells the story of Carmela and Paulino, "A Fine
Variety", a female singer and a comedian who, in the middle of the
Civil War, try to survive by singing and entertaining the soldiers.
By sheer bad luck, they arrive at a village on the Republican front
just before it is taken over by Franco's troops. A fascist Italian
Lieutenant who enjoys "bel canto" forces them to do an improvised
performance of "varietés", to celebrate their taking over the
village, before the Victorious Army, the presumed presence of
Franco himself and of a group of prisoners from the International
Brigades, who are going to be shot by firing squad the following
A renewed version of Sanchís
Sinisterra's successful work, directed by Andrés Lima with original
songs by Victor Manuel, Vanesa Martín, Pedro Guerra and a series of
Spanish popular songs.