A Bee-rilliant Adventure!

Join Billy Bumble as he shrinks down to bee-size and learns about the troubles that they face. Featuring spell-binding puppetry and a giant honeycomb set, join us for a whirlwind ride, avoiding grumpy Mr Fred and the gaping jaws of Shredder the dog! Buzz finishes with the audience being given wildflower seeds, to plant and help our black and yellow friends to flourish.

Created by award-winning puppetry and theatre company, Smoking Apples.

Co-commissioned by Applause Touring and Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival. Supported by Kent County Council.


Cast and Creatives

Cast: Matt Lloyd, George Bellamy, Hattie Thomas, Molly Freeman

Script: George Bellamy & Molly Freeman
Puppet & set design and make: Matt Lloyd and Hattie Thomas
Assistant Maker: Charlotte Cross
Music: Jon Ouin
Trailer: Zoe Manders


Buzz was originally planned for 2020 but with the pandemic restricting our activity, we used that year to script and design the show. In Summer 2021, we finally brought the show to life. Inspired by our love of nature and the outdoors, Buzz is the second family outdoor show we have made. The shows includes a playful look at scale (think micro-scale for major fun) and some light-hearted audience engagement, giving the audience a chance to see things from a Bees-eye-view. Featuring a blend of puppetry (large-scale and tabletop), captivating music and bright, colourful visuals, Buzz is a chance for families to learn about the importance of Bees in our ecosystem and what we can all do, at home, to help them thrive.

If you’d like to book Buzz for your event, please contact Matt on matt@smokingapplestheatre.com