"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.
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.