Event Now Passed – Award-winning play, The Rubenstein Kiss


Award-winning play at Southwark Playhouse

WHEN: Thursday 14 March 2019 to Saturday 13 April 2019
WHERE: Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 6BD
COST: £22 per ticket | £18 concessions

Head to Southwark Playhouse between Thursday 14 March and Sunday 13 April to see a new production of acclaimed drama The Rubenstein Kiss, a play by James Phillips.

The production tells 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’s explosive and affecting drama is inspired by the true story of American citizens Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. They were tried, convicted and finally executed in 1953 for allegedly selling atomic secrets to the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The Rubenstein Kiss is a story of conspiracy, betrayal, and guilt.

The play – the first by British playwright, director and photographer, James Phillips – won the John Whiting Award and the TMA Award for Best Play following its premiere in 2005.

Phillips was educated at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. As a director, he has worked extensively and was a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award for his first professional production, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, by Frank McGuinness, staged at the Pleasance Theatre, London.

Book your tickets now: https://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/the-rubenstein-kiss/