Rust & Stardust is a Sussex-based puppet theatre company. 


We are passionate about stories and storytelling, folklore and mythology, unconventional performance spaces and all things handmade. 

Established by Katie Sommers and Eleanor Conlon in 2015, we create all of our puppets, costumes, sets and props ourselves, and produce our own original scripts for touring, festivals, schools and events. 


We pride ourselves on our commitment to sustainability in theatre and taking responsibility for our environmental impact. We aim to use recycled and re-purposed materials in the creation of our puppets, animations, sets and costumes, and to promote greener theatre in our workshops and education projects.   


Rust & Stardust is proud to be an Arts Award Supporter. Find out more about our education work and Arts Award offers here


Please contact us for touring information and costs, and we are open for puppet commissions for theatre, film and individuals, so please do get in touch

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Touring Shows

We are looking forward to some exciting work in 2019 and are delighted to have been funded by Applause Rural Touring to create Tweethearts, a brand new show for families, which will tour Kent and Sussex this summer. 

Puppet Parties

Our Puppet Parties are the perfect handmade fun for your child's birthday or special day! For more information and booking enquiries click here. We have just added two brand new tales - check them out now!

Education Projects

Rust & Stardust offers a variety of education projects and work for schools and young people. We are proud to be an Arts Award Supporter and have opportunities for individuals and groups working towards Arts Award qualifications. 

This gallery shows just a small sample of images from our magical productions...

Next show: The Northern Siren

Upcoming Performances

2019


2 May



4 May


11 June - 9 July




15 June


22 June


27-29 June



11-14 July



27 July


14-15 September


28 September


13 October



The Northern Siren (Green Note, London)


Tweethearts (Parkwood)


Inter-generational project with Age UK / St Barnabas School / Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival


Tweethearts (High Hurstwood)


Tweethearts (Speldhurst)


Seeing Stars (Lancashire Science Festival)


The Tempest (ShakesBeer Festival, Starwing Brewery, Redgrave)


Tweethearts (Tunstall)


Hops 'n' Hogs (Starwing Brewery)


Tweethearts (Pulborough)


Tweethearts (Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival)

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