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: 0121 441 5694
Clive Chandler is a full time puppeteer based in Birmingham. He has been performing Punch and Judy for more than twenty years. He presents the age-old drama in the context of the modern day, with wit and whimsy.
Clive demonstrates the strength of a living tradition that stretches back more than 300 years. Clive specialises in main events, (if you a looking for children's party entertainment others are likely to be more affordable and more available).
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: 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: 0115 958 1215
Teddy comes from a long line of Punch & Judy men and is the 3rd generation of his family to perform the show. He has given Punch & Judy shows in and around his home city of Nottingham for over 65 years.
Teddy's show is truly traditional and each year he attends countless events, many of which he has been attending for many years, one in particular, for the last 45 years!
Not only is Teddy a performer but he is also a well known maker of Punch & Judy puppets.
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: 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.