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 Jon Thursby
Telephone: 01400 250072 or 077 4863 7870
My name is Mr Punch. I’ve known Jon for forty odd years 'Man & Boy.' He is a second generation Punch & Judy Man and has performed, with my good self, in many varied venues across Europe and the UK.
We bring our show to all ages, including a 'street show', which we have performed for Lords & Ladies at London’s Claridges to a 60th Birthday party and many other diverse venues in between.
So, if its ENTERTAINMENT you require give us a call, if Jon’s not around ask for me, I'm the good looking one with the biggest nose!
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: 07751 018196
Professor Paul Temple is a Punch and Judy man with over 25 years experience. Specialising in Fetes, Steam Shows, County Fayres, Carnivals and Festivals, Paul's show is a guaranteed crowd puller.
You can book a single show or a complete entertainment package with the option of a fairground organ, balloon modelling, magic or even a flea circus!
Based in Nottinghamshire, Magic Circle Member Paul is also able to provide a magic show for your children's parties or close-up table magic ideal for weddings and mix and mingle events. Equity member with Public Liability Insurance.
Dave Doughnut - Dave Leggett
Telephone: 01953 600659
Dave Doughnut presents his fun filled Punch & Judy show enjoyed by children & adults alike using a traditional red and white striped professional booth and beautiful hand carved wooden puppets it makes a real feature at any event.
Book now for Fetes/Carnivals/Galas/Fun Days/Schools etc, in fact any type of occasion indoors or outside. Dave can also include Balloon Modelling, Magic shows and walkabout entertainment for your event.
Punch & Judy is also great for Birthday Parties with a mini Disco, Games & Prizes, Plate Spinning, Comedy Magic show, Balloon Modelling and a live Rabbit produced by Magic. Dave works all over East Anglia.
Telephone: 01302 320717 or 077661 96621
Barbara's Punch and Judy Show is a fun filled entertainment with lots of laughter and participation for children of all ages. The show also features two ventriloquial figures in the form of 'Peter the Dog' and 'Jenny Jumbo'.
Barbara has wide experience as a professional entertainer and has been a member of the Punch and Judy Fellowship for many years.
Ideal for stage, primary schools, children's parties, corporate events and TV.
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: 0800 1164734 or 07803 125180
Everyone loves a traditional Punch & Judy show especially when it is presented with panache by Billy Biscuit in his own special way. The master of entertainment will bring the quality of his hilarious show to shopping centres, fetes and private parties.
Slapstick comedy at its best! Non-stop fun and excitement that brings pleasure to everyone that will have adults & children shrieking with laughter. When the roguish Mr Punch is confronted by the forces of law and order, you'll delight in his antics.
That's the way to do it! Children love the characters - adults revel in the nostalgia that P&J brings, reminding them of balmy seaside days. Magician and children’s entertainer Billy Biscuit revives a show that is a feature of British holiday culture.