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The Bush Theatre presents Kenny Emson's two-person play about a secret affair that goes wrong.

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Critic Reviews (6)

The London Evening Standard
July 2nd, 2019

Director Eleanor Rhode creates an admirably precise delineation of mood at the start of each scene...Rust promises far more than it delivers...'
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The Arts Desk
July 2nd, 2019

New play about an extramarital affair is short, but emotionally truthful...Although 'Rust' tells its story with flair and fullness, I was left feeling I wanted some more.'
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The Times (UK)
July 2nd, 2019

...at just a terse, tart 75 minutes, Emson’s drama feels a little undernourished. However, it’s a smart and arrestingly stylish piece of new writing, assured and precise, and meticulously acted...'
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Time Out London
July 2nd, 2019

Emson’s dialogue remains mostly in a cheeky, flirty register, and Eleanor Rhode’s production convinces on the sexual attraction front...Line by line, Emson’s writing is fresh, but neither the story nor the form does anything new.'
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The Stage (UK)
July 3rd, 2019

Maybe Emson’s point is that all relationships quickly gather ‘rust’, but instead of building on that observation, it ends up feeling like an overly cold and cynical portrayal of sex and love.'
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What's On Stage (UK)
July 5th, 2019

Rust does feel like it could push itself further...Emson steers clear from the more predictable twists and turns that Rust could have easily been trapped in, and the characters are believable and sympathetic.'
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