Rust & Stardust are delighted to have been awarded Arts Council
Funding to support the development of our newest schools project, The Marsh Demons of Iken.
We're overjoyed to be returning to beautiful Orford to work with our previous partners the Thomas Marshall Education Fund, with whom we also worked for The Wild Man of Orford, The Green Children of Woolpit and Black Shuck.
The Marsh Demons of Iken is an epic tale of magic, faith and furious battles that takes place against the backdrop of Dark Age England, at the height of the clash between Paganism and Christianity.
Uncanny mists and strange noises drift across the marshlands of lonely Iken, an isolated Anglo-Saxon village where people live in fear and whisper of the monstrous Marsh Demons – creatures who covet gold and snatch travellers as they pass.
Only a newcomer, Botolph the Wanderer, has the courage to right wrongs and drive out the frightful fiends…
Marsh Demons of Iken
is an interactive performance experience for young people in the style of our Black Shuck show. We're really excited to be working with the Arts Award students of Orford Primary School again, and also introducing children of Bawdsey Primary School too.
As part of the project, the children will learn how to make their own puppets for use in the show, and will rehearse puppetry, acting, singing, and dancing, all before taking part in the public performances.
We're looking forward to sharing more news with you soon, but for now here's a teaser of some of Katie's concept art for the Marsh Demon Queen!