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The Cackle Street Cats

A purr-fect tale about the magic of friendship.

One of Rust & Stardust's Touring Shows, The Cackle Street Cats is a collaboration with Applause and The Marlowe with support of SELEP Ltd as a part of Catalyst For Culture.

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A musical comedy lasting 30 minutes, the play is designed to be performed outdoors and in unusual performance spaces, from fairs and fetes to village halls, and features two actor-puppeteers from Rust & Stardust.

A rhyming fable from Rust & Stardust, featuring spellbinding songs, delightful dances, colourful costumes, and adorable cat puppets who make potions and fall in love!

Script: Eleanor Conlon

Puppets: Katie Sommers

Costumes: Eleanor Conlon

Set and Props: Katie Sommers

Shadowshanks and Pumpkinpaws are the very best of friends, but their owners can't stand each other, even though they haven't spoken in years.


The two cats are desperate to bring their friendship out of the shadows, but Araminta Aconite and Persephone Perwinkle are a pair of stubborn sourpusses.

With musical mayhem, mischievous misunderstandings and of course, a sprinkle of magic, the Cackle Street Cats try to reconcile Persephone and Araminta before the Midsummer Festival - with some unintended, and hilarious, results!

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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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