Black Shuck

In 1577 a strange and terrible wonder strikes the Suffolk village of Blythburgh. Black Shuck, malevolent devil’s hound with blazing red eyes, roams the countryside terrorising the people. Rust & Stardust’s epic theatre adaptation of the folk legend is a frightening, poetical exploration of the black dog within us all.

Black Shuck is designed as an interactive performance experience for young people. Students participate in every stage of the project and feature as the show's chorus alongside Rust & Stardust. 


Participants learn how to make their own puppets to use in the show, rehearse puppetry, acting, songs, dance and movement, and finally take part in public performances.




The partnership allows young people to work with professional actors and puppeteers, to take part in a cross-curricular performance-based project and to develop skills in literacy, communication, art and crafts and independent learning.


The Black Shuck project supports the Bronze Arts Award qualification, a Level 1 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), open to young people aged 11-25. Participation fulfils the following criteria:


- experience and take part in arts activities

- explore, create and present

- share and review

To discuss running the Black Shuck project with your school or Arts Award group, please get in touch by emailing rustandstardustproductions@gmail.com

Dates

None

Past Performances
April 2018 - St Bartholomew's Church, Orford
Cast & Creative
Soldier / Housekeeper / Chorus / Black Shuck puppeteer

Orphan / Dancer / Chorus

Script / Costumes / Black Shuck song
Puppets
Props

Stage and Technical Manager
Photography and Videography

Original Chorus of Children

Katie Sommers



Eleanor Conlon


Eleanor Conlon

Katie Sommers

Katie Sommers

Michael Conlon

Scarlett Hayler-King

Scarlett Hayler-King


Imogen Berry

Cherry Button

Ruby Harper-Grassing

Naomi Jacobs

Archie Lord

Phoebe Lord

Edward Ogilvie

Tom Savage

Kira Stuart

Chloe Williams

Jasmine Winter

Lexie Woolnough


Sponsors
Our grateful thanks for the support of the following organisations and individuals, without whom the original Black Shuck project would not have been possible:

Jackie & Nigel Maslin
New Orford Town Trust
Orford Business Association
Orford Primary School
Thomas Marshall Education Fund
St Bartholomew's Church
Kayt Armstrong
Michael Conlon
Pamela Conlon
Ed Grimoldby
Richard & Cindy Hartley
Roger Hipwell
Alexine Lambert
Stefan Paetke
Philip Alexander Sugg
Anonymous
To discuss running the Black Shuck project with your school or Arts Award group, please contact us