Rust

Theatre (new writing, drama)

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  • Assembly Roxy - Downstairs
  • 12:40
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: HighTide and Bush Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 14 and above (14+)(Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Strong Language/Swearing)
  • Accessibility:
    Captioning
    Signed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months

Description

'Rule number eleven: we don't talk about them. They don't exist here'. Nadia and Daniel have a secret. In fact they have quite a few. They've just signed on the line for a studio flat. Under a pseudonym, naturally – Mr and Mrs White. After years of school pick-ups, TV takeaways, and the drudgery of married life, this is their chance to wipe the slate clean. But as much as they try and redefine the rules, and themselves, the outside world is closing in. Sexy and funny, Rust pushes the boundaries of trust, love and lust to the limit.

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General venue access

  • Captioning
    Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: There are 15 steps en-route to this space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


Signed performances

  • Dates: 13 August
  • Interpreter: Stacey Green - Not Selected
  • Type: BSL
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 19 August
  • Type: Closed (Tablet)
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Sean Davis 95 days ago

Rust (****)
Two people, married to others, arrange a weekly tryst in a flat that has a bedroom full of pillows. As time passes, we are treated to a panoply of interactions as sex, family, and the vagaries of any relationship bear down on their cozy ivory tower. This well-crafted play takes its ten written, but unspoken rules, and tests them beyond their breaking point, and yet the couple’s obvious attraction keeps drawing them back to each other.

This was the 19th most enjoyable of the 113 Fringe shows I have seen so far this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website: www.fringefan.com.

TinaC 106 days ago

A quiet provocation on adultery, desire and how feelings mess up all attempts to simplify an already charged situation. I found myself questioning my moral judgements. Brilliantly written and performed!


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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 88 days ago

Nadia and Daniel are about to sign the lease on a new flat. They’re both excited and a bit nervous as they wonder out loud to each other: what fake name they should use to sign the lease? It’s immediately clear that this is no sweet love story. Nadia and...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 94 days ago

HOW INTERESTING is middle-class adultery, really? ...

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Musical Theatre Review (5/5 stars) 98 days ago

Occasionally, there is a show that stands out on every single level. This is one. Book as soon as you can.

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Musical Theatre Review (5/5 stars) 99 days ago

Intelligent, theatrical, entertaining and profoundly moving, Rust tackles mental illness, addiction and recovery head-on. This is an authentic and often funny insight through the eyes of Evie (Alice Gilderdale) as she struggles to come to terms with her own mental health issues through therapy.

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The List (3/5 stars) 100 days ago

Pillow talk is too fluffy to resonate...

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Ed Fringe Review (3/5 stars) 100 days ago

An important show to see...

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Ed Fringe Review (4/5 stars) 100 days ago

Moving and uplifting, with a wonderful score and insightful writing...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 103 days ago

Nadia and Daniel are not soulmates. They meet up every Monday for a bit of extra-marital action in a shag pad rented (by her) for this sole purpose. How long it will last without unwanted complication is the question that hangs in the air over the giant pile of pillows...

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Theatre Weekly (3/5 stars) 104 days ago

"Kenny Emson is a hugely talented writer, usually tackling more cutting edge themes, so it comes a surprise to find this very suburban drama play out in front of us. Daniel (Jon Foster) and Nadia (Claire Lams) are both married, but not to each other of course, and both have children and careers to consider."

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Miro Magazine (3/5 stars) 105 days ago

If an affair becomes a comfortable fantasy, how do you react when reality sets in? Rust skims the surface and hints and deeper complexity.

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Edinburgh Guide (3/5 stars) 111 days ago

“Mr and Mrs White” are feathering a love nest with a huge pile of cushions. Not that the L-Word can be mentioned, it’s one of the formal rules, or 10 commandments, until they come up with an eleventh. These are no newly-weds, particularly not to each other, as this is...

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