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.
Mr Punch and Judy
Telephone: 07779 972571
The traditional Mr Punch and Judy Show available for schools, fetes, shows, parties, TV, film and more. Professionally performed by Benjamin Hasker using the finest hand carved puppets housed within a beautifully decorated booth.
An action packed story line that has the children and adults laughing from start to finish! Magic, juggling and balloon modelling can be performed to create a longer show. For schools, I offer a history talk along with the full show.
For further information, pictures and videos of the show, please visit my web site.
Brighton Beach Punch and Judy
Telephone: 01273 308174
Choose the real deal from Brighton seafront. Often imitated but never equalled. Recently featured on ‘Sea Cities’ (BBC TV) and ‘Michael Portillo’s Hidden Histories' (C5). See our website for more info and a video trailer.
'I settle down to watch world-renowned Prof. Glyn Edwards show with a group of excited kids aged 2 to 12, and their parents. And I love every minute.' (Daily Mirror) 'Wonderful. Everything I remember as a child but totally in tune for today.' (Parent )
Our seaside history sessions for schools are held regularly at the West Pier Centre on the seafront or can visit your school. ‘Our children (and myself!) learnt so much and adored the Punch and Judy show.’ (Class Teacher: Lancing College Prep)
Telephone: 07742 492537
Professor Dill's Punch and Judy Shows for any occasion. Outdoor, indoor or even in your front room. The puppet show all the kids love - traditional comedy and audience participation at it's finest. A riot of fun for the whole family.
Special show for children's parties. A magic show is performed before Punch and Judy. Suitable for children of any age, and fully amplified. A fabulous array of balloon animals can also be made for every child to take home. A complete party service.
So for fun-days, festivals, fairs, weddings, christenings or birthday parties call Professor Dill's travelling Punch and Judy Show. For more information on school presentations and a video visit the website and drop me a line to book a show now!
Telephone: 07761 979245
Professor Cat's traditional Punch and Judy show is full of action and laugh out loud fun for all the family. Shows are approximately 25 minutes long and can be accompanied by balloon modelling, magic, face painting and games.
For Schools Cat offers the authentic show plus a child friendly talk on the history of Punch and Judy as well as templates for making your own miniature Punch and Judy booth!
Cat has appeared at many reputable events including work with Fortnum and Masons, the BBC and the Globe Theatre in London.
Telephone: 07961 951416
I continue the Press family tradition of providing Punch and Judy, with patter from my grandfather, father and uncle. I have colourfully restored puppets used in years of slapstick comedy. Puppets appear on different levels, boosting ‘He’s behind you!’
A primary school teacher for 20 years, I provide national curriculum related workshops giving a creative flair. KS1 & 2 can be enhanced with a Punch and Judy show with slides/discussion about entertainment before the digital age or the history of Punch.
I can travel within a 30 mile radius of Enfield, London. I also offer art workshops, balloon modelling and face painting. Please visit my website for more details. Reasonable prices to suit different pockets.
Telephone: 01953 600377
Professor Philips' Punch & Judy, the show which has been seen at many seaside resorts and Gala Fetes and puppet festivals throughout the country.
Also a favourite at children’s parties and can cater for the full party with the addition of a magic show and balloon modelling with plenty of games if required. I have many years of performing the show.
In 1988 I won the title of best supporting character voices in the most promising young professor awards. Philip also specialises in a wide variety of marionette productions for more information look at my website.
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.
Telephone: 07745 119200
A Traditional Punch & Judy Show, aimed at adults and children alike. Punch’s traditional voice is heard loud and clear.th all the usual puppets. Different shows to make any event go with a swing. Fully interactive, the show draws and holds the crowds.
From the beach, through fields and festivals all the way into the House of Commons, Mr. Punch and I have entertained around the country. Funny, cheeky, irreverent, distinctive and memorable.
My show is geared for ALL the family with theatre booths to suit all occasions. Please email with your requirements and visit my website for more information.
Telephone: 020 8300 3579
A founder member of the Fellowship, John Styles retains the reputation as one of the country's most famous 'Professors'. He has over 50 years' experience performing in the UK and overseas, including lectures, interviews, stage, film & TV appearances.
He was awarded an MBE in recognition of his work with Mr Punch in 2003. John has been a lifetime collector of puppets, booths & associated memorabilia and as a result is regularly consulted to advise on film, TV & radio productions.
John is equally comfortable entertaining children or adults, whether it be small occasions or large events. He can also provide magic, ventriloquism & balloons if required.
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: 01582 762606
Professional entertainer for your birthday party, fete, fun day, school and a host of other events and locations
Punch and Judy, but also available fun comedy magic, balloon modelling and games. See my live rabbit and dove and my comedy car.
Mrs Back to Front
Telephone: 01322 288084
Mrs Back to Front is a fun Children's Entertainer - my show includes a wonderful Punch & Judy show - magic - songs - balloons - Titch the live rabbit - parachute games, games and dancing.
I can come along and perform for one hour or take over the whole party - making it stress-free and entertain for the two hours. If you want to have lots of fun at your child's party - call Mrs Back to Front and have a chat. Happy Partying!!!
Telephone: 079 5078 4511
Proud to be following in his father's footsteps, Robert is a second-generation Punch & Judy man who has been entertaining audiences in London & the South East for over 30 years.
In addition, he has provided P&J sequences for film & TV and attended international puppet festivals in France, Austria, Germany, Spain and Japan.
A traditional, vibrant & colourful presentation packed with authentic ingredients, fully self-contained and suitable for all occasions. All enquiries & distances considered. Flexible prices according to requirements.
Telephone: 0118 9264838 or 07762 458077
Mister Chris has been a professional puppeteer for 40 years entertaining children with Punch & Judy.
He presents the traditional story, puppets, and booth. Please do contact me so I can tell you about the different shows I offer.
He presents his shows at schools, nurseries, shopping malls, fetes and all sorts of parties such as weddings and birthdays, etc. He can also offer other puppet shows, comedy ventriloquism, balloon modelling, children's magic and games.
Telephone: 0207 6 270 111 and 07900 975 276
Also a professional clown, Lesley speaks French, German, Spanish (and of course English!) As Professor Baguette her traditional Punch & Judy show with Indian swazzle (bolli), vintage puppets, props and skits is varied and entertaining.
Booths suitable for indoors and outdoors - Lesley has performed for over a decade at schools, fêtes, fairs, festivals and malls in London and the Home Counties. Mr Punch has even been on the radio with Su Pollard, and interviewed on The Jo Good Show.
Lesley performs in Victorian costume and can help with your fundraising. Events can also be held in the Puppet Planet shop, where puppet-making is a popular option! Familiar objects or favourite themes can be included, and party bags are available.
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.