Bush Theatre, London
From Wed 26 Jun 2019 to Sat 27 Jul 2019 Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh
From Wed 31 Jul 2019 to Sun 25 Aug 2019 HighTide Festival, Aldeburgh
From Tue 10 Sep 2019 to Sun 15 Sep 2019
Nadia and Daniel have a secret. In fact they have quite a few. They've just signed on the dotted line for a studio flat. Under a pseudonym, naturally – Mr and Mrs White.
After years of school pick-ups, TV takeaways, and the day-to-day 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.
Ultra-contemporary, sexy and funny, Kenny Emson's play Rust pushes the boundaries of trust, love and lust to the limit.
Rust premiered at the Bush Theatre, London, ahead of transferring to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and HighTide Festival in 2019, in a co-production between the Bush and HighTide.
‘Rule number eleven: We don’t talk about them. Not here. They don’t exist here.’
'Renders the pleasures, sexual and emotional, of having an affair with tenderness and care'Broadway World
'A touching 75-minute duologue exploring the intentions, complications, and after-effects of extra-marital affair... acute and searingly fast-paced'LondonTheatre1
'A sharp, swift, compelling two-hander... a smart and arrestingly stylish piece of new writing'The Times
'A smart, sharply written new play... the storytelling is gripping, its observations are emotionally true, and its ideas are lively and thought-provoking... tells its story with flair and fullness'The Arts Desk
'A superbly well-tuned piece of writing'Evening Standard
'An astute, compelling account of an extramarital affair… Emson writes with wit and fine emotional precision'Financial Times
27 Jun 2019Size: 198mm x 129mm
27 Jun 2019
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