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.
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.
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: 07761 979245 or 07423 114302
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.
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.
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: 07804 593208
Prof. Luffy is newish Punch and Judy man - this year 2015 is doing shows for free in Portsmouth and Southsea to gain experience and to build reputation.
I am particulaly keen to help with school and church fetes. I can provide up to two shows per booking.
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.
Prof Geoffrey Gould
Telephone: 023 8084 4677 or 07773 991353
Geoffrey Gould is a full-time children’s entertainer based in Southampton. His Punch & Judy Show is a feature attraction at any venue, be it at home, in a hired hall or at an outdoor event.
Two 20-minute shows, each with differing storylines, are available as well as a 30-minute show which is popular with schools teaching the History of the Victorian Seaside.
Balloon Modelling and Magic Shows are also 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.