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: 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: 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.
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: 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: 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.