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: 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.
Professor Peter Dann
Telephone: 01249 658247
Punch and Judy fun for audiences of all ages by Professor Peter Dann, keeping Mr Punch true to his tradition and in keeping with his times.
A show in the Punch and Judy tradition with Mr Punch (the star of the show), Judy, the baby, the policeman, Joey the Clown, the crocodile and the devil. Add Mr Punch's slapstick, Joey the Clown's sausages and sausage machine to complete the fun.
Available for, but not limited to, parties, private functions, wedding receptions, fetes, festivals, schools, attractions, care homes and corporate events. Talks on the history and development of Punch and Judy.
Telephone: 01275 235033
Traditional Punch and Judy show full of fun and nostalgia for young and old alike. An ideal attraction for fetes, festivals, street fairs, schools and attractions. With a wide range of characters, every show is a new experience.
I can tailor the performance to suit your audience. As seen on ITV 1 'This Morning' and Channel 5 'Paul Merton's Great Adventures' alongside performing on the beach at Burnham-on-Sea Somerset.
Please note when making a booking: I'm a Professional Punch & Judy performer rather than an all round children's entertainer, therefore I do not perform balloon modelling or magic. There are other children's entertainers available.
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.
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.