My recent theatre trips have included The Rubenstein Kiss and Mary’s Babies. Here’s a round-up of my on-the-night reactions to each – plus a must-watch video review from my 82-year-old neighbour.
All in all, Joe Harmston’s production brings James Phillips’ extraordinary empathy with his subject to a tender and sensitive conclusion in The Rubenstein Kiss whilst weighing up the noble aspirations of idealism with its harsh legacies for those who inherit them.
In a new series, My Theatre Mates editor picks out five of her Top Picks from the week that was in theatre (18-24 March 2019), ranging from Libby Purves’ return (after a few months’ break) to Susan Elkin pondering what the weather will bring as she begins a string of visits to open-air theatre.
The award-winning play The Rubenstein Kiss from James Phillips about Julius and Ethel Rosenberg who allegedly passed US atomic secrets to the Soviet Union, is currently having its first London revival at the Southwark Playhouse. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews.
There couldn’t be a better time to revisit James Phillips’ 2006 debut play The Rubenstein Kiss and its story of idealism, especially in the current climate of global and national uncertainty, anti-Semitism and zealotry.
Ideological hostilities across the world, fake news and paranoia, a resurgent deep left, uneasy relations with Russia, antisemites questioning the patriotism of Jews: no bad time to revive James Phillips’ powerful play The Rubenstein Kiss.
James Phillips’ award-winning drama The Rubenstein Kiss can now be seen for the first time in London since its 2005 premiere. What have critics – including Mates co-founder Mark Shenton – been saying about Joe Harmston’s timely spy revival? We’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite reviews below. Time to get booking!
It’s opening night tonight (18 March 2019) for the first London revival of James Phillips’ multi-award-winning espionage dramaThe Rubenstein Kiss at Southwark Playhouse. Check out our full gallery of production shots – and then get booking!
The revival of James Saunders’ relationship drama Bodies at Southwark Playhouse has garnered a host of four and five star reviews. As it heads towards its final week, take a look at these fantastic production images, then book your tickets!
What is truth? In today’s crazy times, what can we learn from the past? Stars Ruby Bentall, Sean Rigby and Stephen Billington discuss the timeliness of Devil You Know’s first London revival of James Phillips’ award-winning espionage drama The Rubenstein Kiss. Watch our video interviews and show trailer – and then get booking!
We’re counting down to the first London revival of James Phillips’ award-winning espionage drama The Rubenstein Kiss. Sneak a peek inside the rehearsal room with Ruby Bentall, Sean Rigby, Stephen Billington, Henry Proffitt and the cast – and then get booking!
“Impeccably performed”, “exhilarating” and “riveting” – Two’s Company’s revival of James Saunders’ Bodies at Southwark Playhouse has been wowing audiences and collecting acclaim since it opened earlier this month. Check out our round-up of the best reviews around, then book your tickets for the show running until 9 March 2019!
As Endeavour commences its sixth season on ITV this week, one of its stars, Sean Rigby, has entered the rehearsal room for a timely revival of James Phillips’ award-winning The Rubenstein Kiss. We caught up with him about swapping DS Jim Strange for the brother of an alleged Soviet spy. Time to get booking!
Markers, tea and possibly a cracking clue about the design of the show – that, and more, is what we discover by looking at these rehearsal images for Two’s Company’s revival of James Saunders’ Bodies, which runs at Southwark Playhouse from 13 February to 9 March 2019. Have a peek, then book your tickets!
Poldark star Ruby Bentall stars in the first London revival of James Phillips’ award-winning espionage drama The Rubenstein Kiss. We talk to her about playing a Soviet spy and sacrificing everything for love and your political beliefs. Time to get booking!
James Saunders’ play about love, marriage and sex, Bodies, will be staged for the first time since 1979, when it is revived by Two’s Company later this month. The production, directed by Tricia Thorns, runs at Southwark Playhouse from 13 February to 9 March 2019.
Devil You Know Theatre Company has announced full casting for the first London production since 2005 of the multi-award-winning play The Rubenstein Kiss by James Phillips, directed by Joe Harmston for a limited season at Southwark Playhouse from 14 March to 13 April 2019, with a national press night on 18 March.
A story of alleged Soviet spies, treason and a political witch hunt… Joe Harmston directs a timely revival of James Phillips’ multi award-winning play The Rubenstein Kiss in the new year.
Southwark Playhouse has announced its new 2019 season, running from January to June, one of the final programmes in its current home before it moves into two custom-built facilities for its long-term future.