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James Phillips' play is based on the true story of a Jewish couple who were charged with espionage.

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Critic Reviews (6)

London Theatre
March 19th, 2019

Joe Harmston's terrific revival is alternately precise and anguished. Phillips's clever folding of past and present... unfolds the action like a mystery to be solved.'
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The Guardian (UK)
April 20th, 2019

...ripe for revival but the story asks more questions than it answers... The few stirring scenes reach beyond politics... One wishes for many more of these moments.'
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The London Evening Standard
March 27th, 2019

Phillips’s detailed and at times laborious drama doesn’t come to any startling new conclusions...but instead rather hedges its bets as it wends its meticulous way through elegant, occasionally overwritten scenes.'
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The Stage (UK)
March 19th, 2019

The play is, quite unashamedly, a homage to Arthur Miller... It’s impeccably acted... At over two and a half hours it’s overlong, but it’s an intimate, emotionally charged revival nonetheless.'
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The Arts Desk
March 20th, 2019

Slick spy drama doesn't quite come together. Excellent performances aren't enough to cover the holes in this fictionalised account of the Rosenbergs.'
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WhatsOnStage
March 20th, 2019

The performances are moving...At two hours and forty five minutes it's a long production and it suffers slight dips in pacing, but has some relevant commentary on fraught political climates.'
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