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.
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.
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: 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: 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.
Brighton Beach Punch and Judy
Telephone: 01273 308174
Hire the real deal from Brighton seafront. Often imitated but never equalled. A Mr. Punch who is authentically uproarious, up to date and up to mischief. Suitable for festivals, fun days, fetes, and other public events. A video trailer is on our website.
'A hysterical show which will have you in stitches' (Hurst Festival). 'Wonderful. Everything I remember as a child but totally in tune for today.' (Parent). Performed by 'Prof' Glyn Edwards who has been called 'one of the world’s great Punch performers'.
We also visit schools with our Oh We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside session first developed by us for the V&A Museum of Childhood and delivered regularly at the West Pier Centre next to Brighton’s i360 attraction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
From the beach, through fields and festivals all the way into the House of Commons, Parliament, Punch and I have travelled far and wide.
Distinctive and memorable, my show is geared for ALL the family with theatre booths to suit all occasions.
Please visit my website for contact details.
Telephone: 01676 532430
Traditional entertainment at its best! Prof. Welsh suits his shows to the sort of audiences he is entertaining. For the pre-schools there are no sticks, no baby-throwing, no hangman and a very tame crocodile.
More robust events - open air with lots of adults around - are much more traditional. As Prof. Welsh, Frank brought 'Ol Red Nose' to holiday makers on British beaches for several years.
Available for parties, schools, and outdoor events - fetes, carnivals, family days. AND Clown Franki, magic, balloon-modelling and talks.
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.