Brighton Science Festival


Sunday 18 February 2018

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Komedia Studio
44 - 47 Gardner Street
Brighton, BN1 1UN
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A lighthearted look at the life of Ada Lovelace, the 19th century writer and mathematician who worked with Charles Babbage and became a pioneer of computer programming. Her story is told with beautiful tabletop 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. 

With work focusing on new writing, puppetry, animation and music, Rust & Stardust are passionate about stories and storytelling, folklore and mythology, and all things homegrown and handmade. They’ve worked with schools and theatres to provide themed shows and workshops, and perform as part of the Brighton Science Festival. 

Their Science Shows use puppet theatre and drama to educate and inspire children and challenge new ways of thinking. Combining facts, fun, science, social history, art and theatre, their shows are the perfect answer to cross-curricular learning.

Praise for Rust & Stardust’s work:

‘Enchanting, informative and exhilarating in equal measure.’ (Fringe Review)

‘A complete and brilliant package.’ (The Latest)


Twitter: @ruststardust1.


Ages 7–12 recommended

£8.50, £6.50 (concessions), or £25 for family of 4