Rust

by Kenny Emson
Bush Theatre and HighTide present
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Until 27 Jul

Rule number eleven: We don’t talk about them. Not here. They don’t exist here.

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, Rust pushes the boundaries of trust, love and lust to the limit.

“An understated tragedy, beautifully written and well executed” ★★★★ The Spy in the Stalls
“gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘pillow talk'” ★★★★ Broadway World

Terrorism, an earlier version of this play was produced by the Bush Theatre and HighTide in 2016 as part of This Place We Know.

Times & Prices

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Details

Dates

23 July - 27 JulyFrom £15

  • Senior Citizen: From £17.50
  • Adult: From £15
  • Unemployed (ID Required): From £12.50
  • Disabled: From £12.50
  • Bush Connect (Student/Under 26): From £12.50
  • Wheelchair User: From £12.50
  • Senior Citizens: From £15

Wednesday Matinees

24 JulyFrom £20

  • Senior Citizen: From £17.50
  • Adult: From £20
  • Unemployed (ID Required): From £17.50
  • Disabled: From £17.50
  • Bush Connect (Student/Under 26): From £17.50
  • Wheelchair User: From £17.50

Saturday Matinees

27 JulyFrom £15

  • Adult: From £15
  • Unemployed (ID Required): From £12.50
  • Disabled: From £12.50
  • Bush Connect (Student/Under 26): From £12.50
  • Wheelchair User: From £12.50
  • Senior Citizens: From £15
Running time approx 1 hours 15 minutes

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Age Guidance

14+ Please be advised that Rust contains strong language, adult themes and the use of haze and flashing lights.

Access details

Captioned Performance

Thu 25 July 7.45pm

Audio Described Performance

Sat 27 July 2.45pm


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"gives a whole new meaning to the phrase 'pillow talk'"
Broadway World
"An understated tragedy, beautifully written and well executed"
The Spy in the Stalls
"lively and thought-provoking"
The Arts Desk
"Stylish, well-acted"
Time Out

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Cast

Claire Lams
Claire Lams plays Nadia. Her theatre appearances include: Paradise (Hampstead Theatre); Kiss Me (Hampstead Theatre and Trafalgar Studios); The Lottery of Love (Orange Tree Theatre); The Kings Speech (Chichester and Birmingham Rep); The Little Mermaid (Bristol Old Vic); Routes; Harvest (Royal Court); One Man, Two Guvnors (Broadway, West End and National Theatre); The Spies in Room 502 (Latitude Festival); W11 (Gate Theatre); While You Lie (Traverse Theatre); Educating Rita (Watermill Theatre); Absent Friends (Watford Palace Theatre); The Miracle; DNA; Baby Girl (National Theatre); Faustus (Headlong); Fabulation (The Tricycle Theatre); Presence (Theatre Royal Plymouth); Chimps (Liverpool Everyman); Citizenship (National Theatre Studio); Fields of Gold; Soap (Stephen Joseph Theatre); Coming Around Again; Huddersfield (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Happiest Days of Your Life (Royal Exchange Theatre); The Dice House (Birmingham Stage Company). Claire’s film and television appearances include Casualty; Call The Midwife; The Wrong Mans; Silent Witness; Doctors; Holby City; Eastenders (BBC); Humans (Kudos); Obsessed (October Films); Random (Hillbilly Television); The Bill (Thames Television); The Brief (Granada Television); Beyond the Blade (The Guardian); Pumpkin Head 4 (Clubdeal PH Film Company); Southwalk The Movie (T-Max Media); Danielle (Independent Film).
Jon Foster
Jon plays Daniel. His theatre appearances include: Dear Elizabeth; The Unknown Island; Idomeneus; Trojan Women; Dream Story; Mud (Gate Theatre); Every Day I Make Greatness Happen (Hampstead Theatre); Othello (The Globe); F*ck The Polar Bears (Bush Theatre); Buckets (Orange Tree); All I Want (UK Tour); Cheese (fanSHEN); A Beginning, A Middle and an End; Tenet (Greyscale); Invisible (Transport Theatre); The Alchemist (Firehouse Creative); A New Way To Please You; His Fall; Speaking Like Magpies; Thomas More (RSC); How To Tell The Monsters From The Misfits (Birmingham REP); Long Time Dead (Paines Plough); After Haggerty (Finborough Theatre); Food (Traverse Theatre); Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Babayaga Theatre Company); Free From Sorrow (Living Pictures); Romeo and Juliet (Creation Theatre Company); Oliver Twist (Instant Classics); The Melancholy Hussar (Etcetera Theatre); Two Gentlemen of Verona (Pentameters Theatre); Treasure Island (Palace Theatre); The Bear (The Bear). His film and TV credits include: Sanditon (Red Planet Ltd); Prime Suspect 1973 (Noho for ITC); Fortitude (Tiger Aspect); Da Vinci’s Demons (BBC Worldwide and Starz); The Great Fire (Ecosse Films); New Tricks (Wall to Wall Television for the BBC); Rev (Big Talk Productions); Mrs Biggs; Come Rain Come Shine (ITV); Abroad (Abroad Films); Eastenders; Silent Witness; The Last Enemy (BBC); Law and Order (Kudos); The Bill (Thames Television); Clone (Roughcut); The IT Crowd (Talkback); Instinct (Granada); The Rabbi and The Tooth (Zoe Griesdale-Sherry Productions); Alba (Rabblewise Films); Tides (Elation Pictures); Nice Guy (Red Bike Films); Love’s Kitchen (Eyeline Entertainment). Radio includes: The Duchess of Malfi (BBC World Service).

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