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The Punch and Judy Fellowship is pledged to ensuring that its members are not asked wrongly for DBS checks (formerly CRB).  A check may only be requested when the performer is engaged in a ‘regulated activity’ as officially defined. This definition is centred on frequent and intensive contact with the same children in the same place by someone who is employed in a supervising capacity.  DBS checks are not relevant to booking a Punch and Judy performance. This includes visits to schools. Requesting a check when not required is a breach of current legislation.  More info



Membership Status
 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.

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Clive Chandler
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).

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Richard Coombs
Telephone: 01283 792959
This is THE show to book for Public Fun Days & Events. Spectacular theatre and puppets and a fast moving show combining plenty of Punch tradition with an infectious mix of modern.
Everyone will be entertained from the youngest children right through to the adults (this is a show even teenagers will stop and watch) Staffordshire based, but available country-wide. Check website for more details.

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Derek Peasley
Telephone: 01902 744902
My fully self contained show is suitable for most modern homes and halls and outdoor venues. I have tried to carry on the family tradition of Punch and Judy shows, started so many years ago by my late father Eric Peasley, affectionately known as Ericko.
Often I talk at length on the history of the show, a presentation which has been very successful at a number of schools and other organisations.
Catering for audiences large or small, I have had a long experience of providing Entertainment for Children and feel quite comfortable with entertaining a wide range of age groups - everybody loves a Punch and Judy show!

When making a booking, please mention the Punch & Judy Fellowship Website