Science Shows 

Our Science Shows use puppet theatre and drama to educate and inspire children and challenge new ways of thinking. Combining facts, fun, science, social history, art and theatre, our shows are the perfect answer to cross-curricular learning.

We offer an exciting live theatrical experience for students, without the cost and challenges of going to the theatre. We also have a variety of complimentary workshops to enhance our original shows. Shows and workshops are suitable for Key Stage 2 students and encourage inter-disciplinary learning. 

The Rust & Stardust team are fully DBS checked with up to date enhanced disclosures.

Seeing Stars

In 1577, before the invention of the telescope, eccentric astrologer Tycho Brahe witnesses the appearance of a new and brilliant star in the sky. A funny and light-hearted look at one of science's forgotten figures, told with tabletop and shadow puppetry and projection art.


Shadow Puppetry - theory and techniques

Learn about the solar system with Erik the moose and make your own shadow puppet.

Puppet making workshop - craft and design

Make your own Tycho or Erik puppet using recycled materials. 

Under The Apple Tree

Why does an apple always fall down from the tree and never up? Why don't we simply fly off into space? These questions fascinated the young Isaac Newton, who would go on to become a great scientist. A look at Isaac's life and work, helped (and occasionally hindered!) by his beloved dog Diamond.


Newton's Prism - Shadows and Rainbows

Make Isaac and Diamond shadow puppets and experiment with the magic of refracted light through Newton's Prism behind our special shadow screen.

Other educational shows

The Silver Bracelet

The Silver Bracelet was created for Year 8/9 Classics students and features the stories of Tarpeia and Cloelia, as well as exploring themes of Roman womanhood, life and culture. Told by two Roman ladies with tabletop puppetry, singing and storytelling, The Silver Bracelet is a great fun introduction to some inspiring topics on the syllabus!


A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

Learn about Roman jokes and make your own Octavius the Owl puppet 


1 performance of 60 minute show


2 performances (in a day) of 60 minute show*


3 performances (in a day) of 60 minute show*




*Please note that if 2 or more performances are requested, it must be for the same show

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Rust & Stardust deliver a range of workshops, either as part of any of our shows, or separately. These can be adapted for ages 5+ and include puppet-making, puppetry techniques and storytelling.

We are happy to discuss rates and individual requirements. Please contact us for further information.