ADC Theatre
Wed 13 - Sat 16 November
Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society


Helena Fox and Geraint Owen

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

"When you leave here, everything else is going to be exactly the same. The only thing that’s changed is you."

Set over a month in a rehab centre, Rust explores addiction, mental health services, and what it means to rebuild yourself from rock bottom. Based on personal experience, the audience follows Evie as she spends a month in a rehab centre 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 immensely difficult but inexpressibly worthwhile process of recovery; and the spark of people who have been very unwell for a long time remembering what laughing feels like.

Direct from its run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Rust is an original musical that is relevant, moving, and life-affirming.

Raw and honest

Broadway Baby


Wed 13 November at 11:00pm
Thu 14 November at 11:00pm
Fri 15 November at 11:00pm
Sat 16 November at 11:00pm


ADC Theatre


WED £6–£8, THU £7–£9, FRI/SAT £8–£10

Drug Addiction
Drunk Driving
Eating Disorders
Hospital / Rehab
LGBT+ Experiences
Suicidal Ideation
Twelve Step Fellowships & Programmes 
Sex Addiction

The ADC Theatre is Britain's oldest University playhouse, today administered and maintained by the University of Cambridge. Plays have been presented on the site since 1855, when the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) was founded, and the society met and performed in the back room of the Hoop Inn, which stood almost exactly where the ADC Theatre stands today.  Today, the ADC Theatre is the centre of University drama in Cambridge, run almost entirely by students with no Faculty involvement. 


When you arrive at the ADC Theatre, there are power assisted doors to the Box Office. In the foyer there is a lift which leads up to the bar and auditorium. The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor across the foyer. 

The ADC Theatre is conveniently located near the Park Street Car Park, which has 7 disabled parking bays.

If you are booking a wheelchair seat in the ADC auditorium for the first time, please call the Box Office on 01223 300085 or email We will then alter the permissions of your ADC account so that you can access the wheelchair seats on our website when you book in the future. 

Complimentary tickets are available for full-time carers.

The ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom is fitted with an infra-red audio system designed to help deaf and hard of hearing patrons. If you are using the system for the first time, please arrive early and seek advice from our Front of House team.

Assistance dogs are welcome in both of our venues. Please call the Box Office or email the above address when booking to ensure you are seated appropriately.


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13 November 11:00pm 11:00pm Buy tickets
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15 November 11:00pm 11:00pm Buy tickets
16 November 11:00pm 11:00pm Buy tickets