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 Dumpling - Gary Trimby
Telephone: 07762 286825
Gary Trimby (Professor Dumpling) A long time enthusiast and Committee Member of the Punch & Judy Fellowship working under the name of Professor Dumpling.
Gary does educational workshops for schools; comprising of a talk on the history of Punch & Judy and a show. Gary entertains with traditional shows involving all the well known characters. Gary performs at local fetes, carnivals and children's parties.
He also offers talks and shows for Residential & Nursing homes: working with the Activities Co-ordinators to develop events to meet the specific needs of elderly residents, combining reminiscence with the visual spectacle of the puppets and booth.
Telephone: 01933 665277
Chris has been performing Punch & Judy for over 25 years and his central location means he is in demand all over the UK. With colourful booth standing over 8 feet tall, authentic Mr Punch voice and familiar characters such as policeman, crocodile etc.
The show mixes routines audiences expect, plus a few surprises to create a traditional yet original performance. As well as attending outdoor events and birthday parties etc., Chris is in demand at Primary Schools with his unique Punch & Judy workshop.
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.
Professor John 'Chippy' Wood
Telephone: 020 8669 9685
I perform a traditional Punch & Judy show and use a Swazzle and have all the usual puppets, boxers, long neck, Hector the Horse, sausage machine plus plate spinning.
I make better than average balloons and can also provide magic shows for children as well as close-up magic for both children and adults. I have many years of experience performing shows all over the country.
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.
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: 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.
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.
Telephone: 07767 304487
Professor Diamond’s Punch and Judy show is high on audience participation with children of all ages encouraged to shout out, join in and have fun!
All the cast are beautiful hand carved wooden puppets with the show played out in a bright and vibrant traditional booth. Just as you remember!
Ideal for a range of events from village fetes, carnivals, galas, in town summer beaches through to birthday parties and playgroups. Mr. & Mrs. Punch, crocodile and all the cast meet the children after the show for photographs and to give out stickers.
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.
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.