Tom Sears
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In With The Spiders

I wrote and produced all of the exhibition content for In With the Spiders at ZSL London Zoo (graphic design by Matt Cotterill). We showed Sir David Attenborough around and later he sent us a postcard calling the exhibit ‘ingenious and innovative’.


In With the Spiders was created to celebrate these amazing and much maligned animals. It features a spider in a bathtub, Europe's only 'spider walkthrough' (thrilling for arachnophobes and arachniphiles), and The Incredible Talking Spider - a monologue written by me and voiced by my comedy hero Stewart Lee. Sir David Attenborough listened to it when I showed him round the exhibit and said 'He's very good'. I don't know if he was referring to Stewart Lee, my writing, or the tarantula.