Full casting has been confirmed for the upcoming production of The Rubenstein Kiss at the Southwark Playhouse.
Playing at the Southwark Playhouse from the 14th March, casting for the first London production of The Rubenstein Kiss since 2005 has been announced.
This new production directed by Joe Harmston (The Lover and The Collection, Donmar Warehouse; The Father, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry) is set to star Ruby Bentall as Esther Rubenstein, Henry Proffit as Jakob Rubenstein, Sean Ribgy as David Girshfeld, Stephen Billington as FBI Agent Paul Cranmer, Dario Coates as Matthew, Katie Eldred will play Anna, and Eva-Jane Willis will play Rachel Girshfeld.
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.
Talking about the production James Phillips said: “I’m thrilled about Joe Harmston’s new production of The Rubenstein Kiss, and I can’t wait to see the exciting new generation of actors he’s assembled in these roles I love. Our current, dangerous, fraught political moment – where so many are trying again to test the limits of political idealism, where we read daily of Russian agents in this country and in the United States – seems a perfect time from him to revive the play.”
The production will feature set design by Sean Cavanagh, sound design by Matthew Bugg, lighting design by Mike Robertson and is produced by Devil You Know Theatre Company.
The Rubenstein Kiss will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 14th March until the 13th April.