The Rubenstein Kiss

The Rubenstein Kiss

By James Phillips

Friday 2 October - Saturday 17 October 2015

Main House - Tickets: £10.50 - £28.50

Age Guidance: 14+ - Duration: approx 2 hours 40 minutes including interval

Details

“The performances are tremendous” ★★★★

The Guardian

“You can’t deny yourself, you can’t deny the memory that history holds with your body, the life lived even before you lived, the life before you were born.”

The Rubenstein Kiss, the multi award-winning play by James Phillips, is set amidst the McCarthyite hysteria of the Cold War era, where the shadow of suspicion falls on two Communist idealists.

The Rubensteins are a devoted couple from a close knit Jewish family, but this slowly unravels and treachery echoes through the generations as their guilt is re-examined.

Inspired by the true story of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg – who were sent to the electric chair for allegedly passing US atomic secrets to the Russians, but protested their innocence to the last. The Rubenstein Kiss explores what happens when truth and ideology collide to reveal the anguish of a family and its quest for atonement.

Zoë Waterman returns to the Playhouse to direct this searing, intelligent and poignant drama.

CAST

Rachel Liebermann Ellie Burrow
Jakob Rubenstein Joe Coen
David Girshfeld Mark Field
Matthew Simon Haines
Paul Cranmer Cornell S John
Ethel Rubenstein Katherine Manners
Anna Gillian Saker

CREATIVE TEAM

Director Zoë Waterman
Designer Bronia Housman
Lighting Designer Richard G Jones

Age Guidance: 14+

This production contains occasional strong language and a scene which may be construed as disturbing.

Free Talks

Post-Show Discussion: Tuesday 13 October
With Director Zoe Waterman and members of the cast.

The Rubenstein Kiss is part of The Conspiracy Season watch the trailer below:

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Dates & Times

The Rubenstein Kiss - Fri 2 Oct 7:45pm Fri 2 Oct Main House 7:45pm Hot Night £10.50 - £13.00
The Rubenstein Kiss - Sat 3 Oct 7:45pm Sat 3 Oct Main House 7:45pm £10.50 - £13.00
The Rubenstein Kiss - Mon 5 Oct 7:45pm Mon 5 Oct Main House 7:45pm Hot Night £10.50 - £13.00
The Rubenstein Kiss - Tue 6 Oct 7:00pm Tue 6 Oct Main House 7:00pm Press Night £11.50 - £26.50
The Rubenstein Kiss - Wed 7 Oct 7:45pm Wed 7 Oct Main House 7:45pm £12.50 - £28.50
The Rubenstein Kiss - Thu 8 Oct 7:45pm Thu 8 Oct Main House 7:45pm £11.50 - £26.50
The Rubenstein Kiss - Fri 9 Oct 7:45pm Fri 9 Oct Main House 7:45pm £12.50 - £28.50
The Rubenstein Kiss - Sat 10 Oct 2:30pm Sat 10 Oct Main House 2:30pm Audio Described Performance £11.50 - £16.00
The Rubenstein Kiss - Sat 10 Oct 7:45pm Sat 10 Oct Main House 7:45pm £12.50 - £28.50
The Rubenstein Kiss - Tue 13 Oct 7:45pm Tue 13 Oct Main House 7:45pm Post Show Talk £11.50 - £26.50
The Rubenstein Kiss - Wed 14 Oct 7:45pm Wed 14 Oct Main House 7:45pm Audio Described Performance £11.50 - £26.50
The Rubenstein Kiss - Thu 15 Oct 1:30pm Thu 15 Oct Main House 1:30pm £11.50 - £16.00
The Rubenstein Kiss - Thu 15 Oct 7:45pm Thu 15 Oct Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance £11.50 - £26.50
The Rubenstein Kiss - Fri 16 Oct 7:45pm Fri 16 Oct Main House 7:45pm Sign Interpreted £12.50 - £28.50
The Rubenstein Kiss - Sat 17 Oct 7:45pm Sat 17 Oct Main House 7:45pm £12.50 - £28.50

Reviews

“The performances are tremendous” ★★★★
The Guardian

“Powerful, sobering and thought-provoking” ★★★★
The Stage

“Beautifully crafted”
Nottingham Post

“This production is a credit to Nottingham Playhouse.”
Left Lion

“Zoe Waterman’s production sizzles with tension and confrontation.”
British Theatre Guide

“Beautifully poetic… heart-wrenching” 10/10
Impact Magazine

“Intriguing and troubling… a ‘problem play’ for our times.”
Theatre World

“Intense and intelligent”
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