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Seeing Stars

Neither wealth, nor power - only knowledge endures!

One of Rust & Stardust's Touring Shows, Seeing Stars is the first part of our Magic of Science Trilogy.

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Designed for indoor performance and mid-to-large audiences, the play is a musical drama lasting 40 minutes featuring projections, table and shadow puppetry and two professional actor-puppeteers from Rust & Stardust.

A funny and light-hearted look at one of science's forgotten figures, told with table top and shadow puppetry and projection art.

Script: Anthony Hope

Puppets: Katie Sommers

Costumes: Eleanor Conlon

Set and Props: Eleanor Conlon & Katie Sommers

In 1577, before the invention of the telescope, most people still believe that the sun goes round the earth.

Not so for Tycho Brahe, the eccentric astrologer and alchemist with a prosthetic nose for every occasion, who bears witness to the appearance of a new and brilliant star in the night sky.

In his observatory in the Castle of Uraniborg, Tycho invents amazing cosmological theories with his friend Jeppe, a clairvoyant dwarf, and Erik, his drunken pet moose.

Join Tycho, Jeppe and Erik for a whistlestop tour through Renaissance astrology - that is, of course, provided Erik can stop crashing into the astrological instruments...

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Our workshops are a fun and creative way to explore the magic of shadow puppetry, table top puppetry, storytelling, music, craft activities, and more.

After consultation with you, Rust & Stardust's highly experienced facilitators guide classes or groups through a bespoke range of activities supporting curriculum goals which encourage them to be imaginative and expressive while acquiring new knowledge and skills.

All of our workshops also promote sustainability in the use of recycled materials, and can be tailored to your specific needs.

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