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 drunken pet moose. 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 exhilirating in equal measure" - Fringe Review (full review here)


Past Performances

February 2016 - Dukebox Theatre, Brighton (Brighton Science Festival)

April 2016 - Haywards Heath

January 2017 - Brighton

Cast & Creative

Katherine Dee / Tycho Brahe / Erik puppeteer

Sophie Brahe / Dr Dee / Jeppe puppeteer

Script and lyrics



Projection art and lighting design

Set and props

Katie Sommers

Eleanor Conlon

Anthony Hope

Katie Sommers

Eleanor Conlon

Pamela Conlon

Ed Grimoldby (Grim Visions)

Michael Conlon

Tom Peteuil

To book Seeing Stars for a venue, festival, school or event, please contact us for touring information and costs. We can also provide an accompanying educational workshop tailored to your specifications.