Following our press night on Tuesday, the reviews are rolling in for the regional premiere of James Phillips’ award-winning play, The Rubenstein Kiss.
★★★★ “The performances are tremendous”
Alfred Hickling from The Guardian awarded the production four stars and believes “this admirable revival… based on the case of the first US civilians to be executed on espionage charges, could not be more timely.”
★★★★ “Powerful, sobering and thought-provoking”
Reviewing for The Stage, Pat Ashworth, comments that Katherine Manners gives a consummate performance”, and “plays the opera-loving Esther with an energy, mischief and joyfulness that yields to fierce bravery and defiance.”
In his review for the Nottingham Post, Alan Geary commented that Joe Coen “is superb as Jakob Rubenstein” and the quality of love he shares with Esther is “holy and erotic.”
10/10 “Beautifully poetic… heart-wrenching”
Impact Magazine comments that “the themes of the play are carefully interwoven and love, family and death appear inseparable.” Please be aware that this review contains spoilers.
“Intriguing and troubling… a ‘problem play’ for our times.”
Theatre World praises Zoe Waterman direction, which “shows a keen edge” that “ensures that the growing complexities within the world of the play do not become cluttered.”
“Zoe Waterman’s production sizzles with tension and confrontation.”
In his review for British Theatre Guide Steve Orme describes The Rubenstein Kiss as “a poignant, powerful and at times distressing play which is a worthy and integral part of Nottingham Playhouse’s Conspiracy Season.”
“this production is a credit to Nottingham Playhouse.”
Jared Wilson from Left Lion.
“Intense and intelligent”
Reviews Hub, (formally The Public Reviews).
The Rubenstein Kiss must end Saturday 17 October. Don’t miss your chance to see the show!