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.
Telephone: 01789 641595 or 07860 485578
Mel Harvey is a Punch Professor based in Wellesbourne near Warwick. He has been performing his traditional Victorian Punch and Judy Show for a number of years at fetes, parties,schools, cruise ships and Victorian Fairs.
As you will see from the photo Mel has lots of colourful hand carved puppets to choose from which he presents in his traditional red and white striped booth.
Children and their parents respond very well to Mel's show which uses the traditional 'Punch Voice'. Although based in the Midlands Mel travels all over the country not only doing shows but Mel also giving talks to schools and other organisations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Telephone: Freephone 0800-118-2958
Tricky Micky’s entertaining show loved by children & adults. For outdoor events the set-up is an attractive focal point and Tricky Micky performs 20-30mins. shows at your event and can also perform different Punch & Judy stories.
Events that Tricky Micky covers: Fetes, Fundays, Corporate Functions, Hotels, Schools, Nurseries, Birthday Parties, Christmas Events, Shopping & Garden Centres, Pubs, Social Clubs, Playschemes.
Tricky Micky is now based in Gloucestershire, but regularly travels up to 100 miles radius to cover the surrounding areas. A modern, professional, reliable children’s entertainer. Public Liability insured. Self contained (battery) PA amplification.