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Rubenstein Kiss, The

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Samantha Bond, Will Keen and Gary Kemp star in this blend of espionage, romance and domestic strife.

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1953.  In McCarthy’s America, Jakob and Esther Rubenstein are betrayed and punished for an act of industrial espionage.  Could this be the greatest miscarriage of justice of the twentieth century?

1975.  New York.  Matthew Maddison meets Anna Levi in front of an art gallery photograph of Jakob and Esther sharing one final kiss before they part.  Young, radical and falling in love, together they seek justice for the past.

Inspired by a true story, The Rubenstein Kiss explores the mysterious corridors of history to reveal the anguish of a family, a quest for atonement and the truth about a crime that divided the world.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 17/11/2005

Opening Night: 23/11/2005

Closing Night: 17/12/2005

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Cast & Creative


Samantha Bond, Will Keen and Gary Kemp


Director - James Phillips

Producer - Hampstaed theatre in association with Kim Poster for Stanhope Productions Ltd

Author - James Phillips

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