About my show
I perform the classic version of this much loved British entertainment, full of slapstick silliness and knock-about nonsense.
It features all the well known characters including; Joey the clown, the policeman, the crocodile and of course the sausages! The star of the show speaks with the authentic squeaky voice which can be clearly understood and causes much amusement.
Everyone enjoys a good Punch and Judy show; children delight in the rare thrill of a live performance packed with audience participation, while the adults chuckle at Mr. Punch’s anarchic antics and topical jokes. There’s a hint of nostalgia too, conjuring up memories of sunny seaside holidays, making this the perfect entertainment for all the family.
Whilst my show retains its old fashioned charm, it is very much part of a ‘living tradition’ and is performed for a modern day audience.
Visually my show is a real treat, performed using beautifully hand carved puppets in the traditional red and white striped booth complete with its ornate proscenium arch and signage all designed and painted by myself.
Performances last between twenty and thirty minutes depending on the booker’s requirements and are suitable for children aged five to a hundred and five. Each show is tailored to suit the audience in front of me and I can perform several variations of the show when more than one performance is required. My show is ideal for:
Outdoor Events: From small village fetes and street fairs to large County Shows and Festivals Mr. Punch is always one of the main attractions!
Parties and Celebrations: A really special addition to children’s parties but the show’s ageless appeal makes it perfect for family gatherings and wedding parties etc.
Schools: Ideal for key stage 1 and 2 children studying the Victorians and The Seaside etc. A fun, informative presentation including a talk. See Schools Page.
Attractions: A great way to pull in the crowds whatever the time of year or whatever the weather.
Corporate Events: My beautifully presented, typically British show is popular with leading companies and events organisers.
Christmas Shows: A special show with appearances from Father Christmas and Rudolph for Christmas parties, late night shopping events and festive fayres.
For more information about Mr. Punch, past and present see www.punchandjudy.org