In association with Tobacco Factory Theatres (UK) and Nordland Visual Theatre (Norway)
Devised by The Company
Directed by Joseph WallaceScript by Mike Akers
Design by Chris Pirie & Joseph Wallace
Original Music by The Bower Brothers
Lighting Design by Dean Sudron
Set fabrication by Eric Bakker
Puppets created by Emma Powell, assisted by Camilla Clarke
Costumes by Clementine Greeley
Photography/Video by Adam DJ Laity (Black Cat Films)
PREMIERE in Stamsund, Norway on 21 Nov 2014.
Performed by Adam Fuller, Kim Heron & Chris Pirie
Technical Stage Management by Dean Sudron
If you’re drunk on power, can you ever sober up?
Luis and BK are stationed at a border between their two countries. Luis believes in order and discipline.
BK believes in taking things easy. He also believes that somewhere out there, the spirit of a mysterious creature haunts the desert. The chance discovery of a strange other-world takes the guards on a journey into the dark heart of politics, tyranny and murder. Absurd comedy and grotesque puppetry combine to explore nationalism, leadership and the consequences of using another man’s toilet, in a 65-minute show for audiences aged 12+.
RECENT PRESS ON PREVIOUS SHOW:
"Deliciously deranged...blissfully bizarre."
"Ingeniously dark aesthetic"
"Told with boisterous good nature and a huge amount of energy...there are elements of
Rust which you think must have been created under the influence of questionable
substances but the script is erudite. It is grounded in story progression and is snappy
and full of unruly humour. Rust is classily absurd, anarchic stuff with a heart.
That's a combination worth travelling for."
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
"Radical and edgy are used to describe Green Ginger and their touring show Rust continues
their reputation. Stunning....extraordinary visual images. The audience absolutely loved it,
they were clearly enjoying themselves hugely."
SATURDAY REVIEW / BBC RADIO 4
"A lusciously dark, cartoon aesthetic...their puppets are gorgeous".
"Brimming over with briny ingenuity...you'll marvel at the grossly meticulous craftsmanship
that has gone into the making and manipulation of these freakish creatures."