23:00, Wed 13th – Sat 16th November 2019 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 5
Derek Awards Best Musical at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019
Shortlisted for Best Musical at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019 by Broadway World and Musical Theatre Review
'When you leave here, everything else is going to be exactly the same. The only thing that’s changed is you.’
Based on personal experience, 'Rust' follows 20-year-old Evie over a month in rehab following a mental health crisis. Candid and sharp, the musical explores her relationships with the other patients, who range from a twenty-something alcoholic to a cynical, middle-aged drag queen. The audience joins them in the immensely difficult but inexpressibly worthwhile process of recovery and how it feels to realise that you still remember how to laugh.