Ruby Bentall will lead the cast of The Rubenstein Kiss at London’s Southwark Playhouse.

The Poldark actress, best known for playing Verity in the BBC’s current adaptation starring Aidan Turner will play Esther Rubenstein.

Ruby’s numerous television roles include Minnie Mude in BBC’s Lark Rise to Candleford, Mary Bennett in BBC’s Lost in Austen and ITV’s Jekyll & Hyde.

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.

Henry Proffit For King and Country (Southwark Playhouse) will play Esther’s husband Jakob Rubenstein, alongside Sean Ribgy (DS Jim Strange in ITV’s Endeavour), Stephen Billington Armchair Detectives (BBC), Dario Coates Damned (Channel 4).

Katie Eldred and Eva-Jane Willis complete the cast.

Directed by Joe Harmston (The Lover and The Collection, Donmar Warehouse; The Father, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry) the piece has set design by Sean Cavanagh, sound design by Matthew Bugg and lighting design by Mike Robertson.

The Rubenstein Kiss will run from 14 March 2019 until 13 April 2019 at Southwark Playhouse, with a national press night on Monday 18 March 2019.