8th November 2018
Aldeburgh Festival 2019

HighTide and Bush Theatre present

Rust by Kenny Emson

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

Nadia and Daniel have 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.

Sexy and funny, Rust explores the societal pressures that can trap us and prevent us from taking a chance on something, or someone, new.
Eleanor Rhode returns to HighTide after directing the smash-hit Festival 2018 favourite Thor and Loki, paired with East Anglian writer Kenny Emson on one of our centrepiece productions about two people who never expected to fall in love again.
HighTide Aldeburgh Festival Details:
Tue 10 September, 7.45pm
Wed 11 September, 2pm & 8pm
Fri 13 September, 2pm & 7.30pm
Sat 14 September, 2pm & 6pm
Sun 15 September, 3pm
Playing at Pumphouse
Running time: 1h 10m
Age recommendation: 14+


Supported by the Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation.


"An understated tragedy, beautifully written and well executed"
The Spy In The Stalls
"Wholly captivating|
Broadway World
"It's never less than compelling"
The Times
"Line by line, Emson's writing is fresh"
Time Out