The Rubenstein Kiss


The story of the Rubensteins, a deeply devoted Jewish couple whose Communist idealism leads to their world being torn apart by suspicion and treachery which then echoes through the generations.
The Rubenstein Kiss at Southwark Playhouse

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Southwark Playhouse
Starts: Thursday 14 March 2019
Closes: Saturday 13 April 2019
Running time:2 hrs 30 mins
Age suitability: 12+

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Background


At a time when its political relevance is felt strongly in today's polarised political climate, Joe Harmston (The Lover, The Collection, Donmar Warehouse) directs an important revival of this poignant and stunning drama.

Synopsis


"Every day you fight, you fight always and everyday, even those battles you can't win and then, only then the world changes."


1953.


In the midst of the Cold War and with McCarthyisim at its height the world watched as Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sent to the electric chair for allegedly passing US atomic secrets to the Soviet Union - protesting their innocence to the last.


Inspired by this haunting true story, James Phillips' multi-award winning play The Rubenstein Kiss (TMA and John Whiting awards for Best New Play) comes to Southwark Playhouse in its first London revival.


The Rubenstein Kiss is the story of the Rubensteins, a deeply devoted Jewish couple whose Communist idealism leads to their world being torn apart by suspicion and treachery which then echoes through the generations.


Phillips' explosive and affecting drama is the study of conspiracy, betrayal and the interrogation of guilt.


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Theatre


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77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

Box office tel: 020 7407 0234

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 14 March 2019

Press night:Monday 18 March 2019

Closes:Saturday 13 April 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Tuesday - 3-00pm

Saturday - 3-00pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
£14

Standard:
£22

Concessions:
£18

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Creatives


Author: James Phillips
Director: Joe Harmston
Designer: Sean Cavanagh
Sound: Matthew Bugg
Production: Devil You Know

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