A ‘Full Member’ is a performer whose show has been carefully assessed and is considered by the committee of the Punch and Judy Fellowship to be providing a performance that offers ‘a basic level of proficiency’ or above.
Assessment criteria include the ability to speak with the authentic voice of Mr Punch (the swazzle), overall appearance and entertainment value.
The information in this directory is to assist you. The Punch and Judy Fellowship does not accept any responsibility for the work of artists and suggests that you take up references before entering into any contract.
Professor Gary Wilson
Telephone: 077 9149 0701
Since winning the title of 'Britain's Most Promising Young Professor' in 1999, Gary has performed at major events and puppet festivals all over the country.
His show is a familiar sight at the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare where he has been booked to perform on the beaches and in the parks for the last seven summer seasons.
Be it a small village fete or a large music festival Gary's traditional show never fails to amaze, amuse and delight both adults and children alike. Gary is also a professional actor.
Professor Dave Hendy
Telephone: 01271 378013
The Punch and Judy story is as popular today as it ever was. Have Dave Hendy perform at your event - it is guaranteed to produce laughter from young and old alike.
Dave has appeared at shopping centres, holiday camps, hotels, libraries, and festivals for over 20 years. His shows also include magic and balloon modelling. In addition he can provide walkabout entertainment.
Dave is a member of Equity, The International Brotherhood of Magicians and, of course, The Punch and Judy Fellowship.
Dan Bishop's Puppet Theatre
Telephone: 01822 613957
Professor Dan Bishop has been a performer of traditional Punch & Judy shows for over 35 years. He has performed shows in many countries abroad and has wide experience of taking part in many international festivals.
Dan will consider any type of venue or event and he can perform in over 15 languages!
Professor Davey Puppetree
Telephone: 01297 639455
Puppet Fun for Everyone. Share our puppet world! We are professional puppeteers with over 30 years of experience entertaining audiences from near and far employing all forms of puppetry.
We have the unique ability to produce a show for any themed event and are fully equipped for stage, street performances and festivals with varied routines to suit your requirements.
Telephone: 01275 235033
Traditional Punch and Judy show full of fun and nostalgia for young and old alike. An ideal entertainment for a wide and varied range of events you may have planned.
I can tailor the performance to suit your audience. As seen on ITV This Morning and BBC1 Flog It alongside performing on the beach at Burnham-on-Sea Somerset. I can also provide other puppet shows. Please visit my website for further details.
I am fully insured and perform with a self contained PA System.
Prof Kevin J Hargrave
Telephone: 01208 850002
Traditional Punch and Judy shows tailored to suit your needs. Ideal for Schools, Nurseries, Parties, Fetes and Fundays. Can perform indoors or out. Over 20 years of experience.
Professor James Gordon
Telephone: 01278 783561 or 07970 142249
Professor James, who is a full member of the Punch and Judy Fellowship, provides an excellent warm up performance of magic, which includes audience participation. His traditional Punch and Judy show follows, with all its much loved characters.
Experienced at performing for schools, caravan parks, hotels, nursing homes, fetes, festivals and private parties for children (birthdays, etc.)
Talks on the history and art of Punch and Judy to, for example, WI meetings.
Professor Count Backwards
Telephone: 01202 949103 or 07957 214314
Simply the world's most famous puppet show - 'oh yes it is!' This fantastic Punch & Judy show is full of laughs, surprises and plenty of shouting out. Prepare for a riotous adventure with Mr Punch and friends. So watch out everyone, he’s behind you!
With thousands of performances in every possible situation there's almost nothing Count Backwards and his trusted puppet friends can't handle. There's a fully self contained sound system, a beautiful wooden painted booth and a fabulous set of puppets.
Appeals to all types of audiences, Dorset based but available country wide. Every event and occasion catered for.