The Rubenstein Kiss

Amidst rampant paranoia about the enemy within, the shadow of suspicion falls on two radicals from a religious minority. The Rubensteins are a devoted Jewish couple, closely modelled on the real-life Ethel and Julius Rosenberg who went to the electric chair in 1953 for passing US atomic secrets to the Soviet Union – protesting their innocence to the end.

Winner of the UK Theatre Award for Best New Play and the John Whiting Award, this deeply fascinating play by James Phillips skips back and forth in time, as a later couple questions the Rubensteins’ guilt. Inspired by a true story, The Rubenstein Kiss explores the mysterious corridors of history to reveal the anguish of a family and a quest for atonement. The brand new production comes to Guildford direct from its premiere at Nottingham Playhouse.

 

By James Phillips

Directed by Zoë Waterman

Reviews

★★★★ "The performances are tremendous" THE GUARDIAN

"Powerful, sobering and thought-provoking" THE STAGE

"Poignant... powerful" BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

 

 

Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day

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From £21.00 - £32.50

Ticket prices include £1 Restoration Levy and £1 Booking Fee

Running times

Act 1 69 mins

Interval 20 mins

Act 2 69 mins

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