Castle Howard, York
Rusticus are delighted to have been working with Castle Howard since the Summer of 2016 and have delivered over 100 performances to family audiences in the grounds of this magnificent venue! It has been a delight to discover and to bring to life for families just some of the unique heritage associated with this jewel in the crown of England’s Stately Homes, owned by the Howard Family. Inspiration for performances has included the magical stories associated with the garden’s many Greek and Roman statues, and the priceless plant and tree collection which was hand-picked by botanical adventurers across the globe and which still thrives today in the incomparable Ray Wood.
Most recently, Rusticus have been delighted to work with the team at Castle Howard on two estate-wide projects – the animation of the new adventure playground Skelf Island, with a 2019 Halloween event and 2020 Skelf Trail, and the animation of the 2019 Christmas Masquerade experience in the House, with a merry band of commedia del’arte musicians!