Rust & Stardust:
The Poetical Scientist + Workshop
In association with Brighton Science Festival
A light-hearted look at the life of Ada Lovelace, told with beautiful, table top puppets, music and projection art.
Between the two worlds of art and science, life hovers like a star. Join Ada in her childhood adventures and experiments, shared with Mrs Puff her playful cat. As she grows into a society beauty and brilliant mathematician, Ada works with Charles Babbage and his Difference Engine, and discovers how computers can be programmed.
The Poetical Scientist is the third in Rust & Stardust’s trilogy of science shows, following Seeing Stars and Under The Apple Tree.
Rust & Stardust is a Sussex-based puppet theatre company. Our work focuses on new writing, puppetry, animation and music. We’re passionate about stories and storytelling, folklore and mythology, and all things homegrown and handmade.
Recent work includes The Wild Man of Orford (Brighton/ Edinburgh Fringe 2015), Seeing Stars (Brighton Science Festival 2016), Three Ribbons (Horror Fest 2016), The Green Children of Woolpit (rural touring in 2017 and 2018), and Dr Dee’s Daughter & The Philosopher’s Stone (Brighton Early Music Festival 2016, Newbury Spring Festival 2017, The Stables Milton Keynes, Beverley Early Music Festival, and on tour in 2017.)
‘Enchanting, informative and exhilarating in equal measure’ Fringe Review
‘A complete and brilliant package’ The Latest
Take Flight With Ada!
Make your own Ada Lovelace puppet and learn about Flyology. For families and children aged 7-12.
UNRESERVED SEATING IN ROWS // AGES 7-14 AND FAMILIES
THIS SHOW TAKES PLACE IN KOMEDIA STUDIO