Next show: The Poetical Scientist

About Rust & Stardust

Rust & Stardust is a Sussex-based puppet theatre company. We're passionate about stories and storytelling, folklore and mythology, unconventional performance spaces and all things handmade. Our first production, The Wild Man of Orford, was shortlisted for the 2015 Fringe Sustainable Practice Award by the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts and Creative Carbon Scotland. 

We are back at Brighton Science Festival in 2018 with a third science show, The Poetical Scientist, about the life and work of Ada Lovelace. Find out more and buy tickets now! 

We are currently working on two exciting education projects. The first is in collaboration with Berwick Church and Alfriston Primary School, leading workshops and sessions to help Year 5 and 6 students create their own show. The second is in collaboration with Orford CEVA Primary School and the Thomas Marshall Education Fund - a tale of the ghostly dog Black Shuck! Find out more and support the project. 

We've had a wonderful year with our Arts Council England funded tour with recorder quartet PalisanderDr Dee's Daughter and the Philosopher's Stone. Our last performance of the show for 2017 was at Wiltshire Music Centre. Keep an eye out for updates about the show's further adventures!

We've started a new section to give a closer look at some of the puppets we've made. If you'd like to commission us to make you a puppet for a show or project, or simply for display, contact us using the form.

We are also delighted to offer our Puppet Parties - the perfect handmade fun for your child's birthday or special day! For more information and booking enquiries click here.  

Upcoming Dates


18 February

20-21 April

12 May

The Poetical Scientist (Komedia, Brighton)

Black Shuck (St Bartholomew's Church, Orford)

The Green Children of Woolpit (Village Hall, Laughton)

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