Seeing Stars

One of Rust & Stardust's Science Show Trilogy, Seeing Stars is a funny and light-hearted look at one of science's forgotten figures, told with table top and shadow puppetry and projection art.

The year is 1577, before the invention of the telescope, and most people still believe that the sun goes round the earth. 

Tycho Brahe, eccentric astrologer/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...

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

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