Current Productions
Seeing Stars

In 1577, before the invention of the telescope, most people still believe that the sun goes round the earth. Tycho Brahe, eccentric astrologist-alchemist-cosmologist with a prosthetic nose for every occasion, witnesses the appearance of a new and brilliant star in the sky.

In his observatory in the Castle of Uraniborg, Tycho invents amazing cosmological theories with his friend Jeppe, a clairvoyant dwarf, and his pet moose. He plays a major part in the Scientific Revolution, exploring theories which anticipate the discoveries of Galileo and Newton. 

Join Tycho, Jeppe and Erik the moose for a whistlestop tour through Renaissance astrology – if Erik can stop crashing into the astrological instruments… 

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

"Enchanting, informative and exhilarating in equal measure" - Fringe Review (full review here)

Seeing Stars was part of the 2016 Brighton Science Festival, with an accompanying shadow puppetry workshop. 

Download the touring information pack for Seeing Stars here


Ed Grimoldby - Digital and projection artist

Ed is a projection, lighting and sound designer with a BA from the University of Hull. He is especially interested in the fusion of live performance and integrated multimedia technology. He works predominantly with dancers and live camera work, interplaying digital and physical silhouette as well as abstract live lighting systems to create work to bombard the senses, acoustically and visually. Ed has designed projections for a number of productions for the Donald Roy Theatre at Hull University, including A Wedding Story, The Yellow Wallpaper, Oedipus, Vicarious and Ventris. This is his first collaboration with Rust & Stardust.

Anthony Hope - Writer

Anthony is a playwright, poet and writer who lives and works in Sussex. He has a particular interest in the art, literature and music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and in the crossover between science, religion and occultism in that period.