The Bush Theatre presents Kenny Emson's two-person play about a secret affair that goes wrong.
Nadia and Daniel find a new place to escape from their dull marriages and maintain their secret love affair. But their arrangement comes with its own unexpected complications. A funny play written by Kenny Emson and directed by Eleanor Rhode.
...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...'
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.'
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.'
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.'