Professor Slug’s House of Bugs is a show all about bugs. Professor Slug is an eccentric expert on invertebrates who helps bugs out with their buggy problems – and you can too!
Get as strong as an ant! Teach a bee how to buzz! And help a dung beetle make a pooey perfume for its big date…
The House of Bugs is fully booked with all sorts of bugs seeking help from Professor Slug his fellow bug experts (that’s you, the audience!) But can all these buggy problems be solved before the Queen Bee arrives, or will a swarm or honey-hungry wasps wreak havoc?
From the co-creator of the award winning One Duck Down (★★★★★ Families Edinburgh), this interactive show is packed full of colourful puppets, catchy songs, and educational info about the wonderful world of bugs.
This production is proud to be supported by charity partner Buglife.
Max has written family shows including One Duck Down (Winner of Family Show of the Year VAULT Fest 2018), Big Bones, Super Scary Film Club (for Kids), Chris Mystery and the Mystery of the Missing Christmas Tree, and lyrics for Paul Taylor Mills' The Government Inspector musical.
Professor Slug's House of Bugs debuted in July 2022 and has toured to venues including the Lyric Hammersmith, Cheltenham Playhouse, Trinity Theatre, Streatham Space Project, Geronimo Festival, and Hounslow Arts Centre.
Press & Reviews
For previous work:
One Duck Down
Winner of Family Show of the Year - VAULT Fest 2018
‘A perfect show for kids’ ★★★★★ Families Edinburgh
‘A heart-warming production’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks
‘A magical wholesome family show’ ★★★★★ Edinburgh 49
Super Scary Film Club for Kids
'Does Kurt Russell better than Kurt Russell' ★★★★★ WithinHerWords
'Big Bones is a feat for family theatre' ★★★★★ A Younger Theatre
Cast & Creative Team Professor Slug (and Writer): Maxwell Tyler
Max trained at Drama Studio London. Theatre credits include Blade Runner (Secret Cinema), One Duck Down (Faceplant Theatre), The Bear (Pins & Needles), Alice's Adventures Underground (Les Enfants Terribles), Adventures in Wonderland (Les Petits), Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie (Les Enfants Terribles), From Dusk Till Dawn (Secret Sacred Theatre), Man and Superman (National Theatre), King Lear (National Theatre). TV: EastEnders (BBC) Commercials: Sky Broadband, Paddy Power, Foxy Bingo. Radio: Wooden Overcoats (Audioscribble).
Mrs Maggot: Bethany Blake
Composer: Cat Gisby
Cat sings with the a cappella electro swing group Elle & the Pocket Belles. She has composed music for kids shows including One Duck Down (Winner of Family Show of the Year VAULT Fest 2018), Big Bones, Super Scary Film Club (for Kids), Chris Mystery and the Mystery of the Missing Christmas Tree, and also Paul Taylor Mills' The Government Inspector musical.
Puppet Designer: Georgia Hill
Georgia has designed and made puppets for CBeebies, the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Opera House Wales, Newcastle Theatre Royal, and HRH Prince Charles 70th Birthday Celebrations.