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 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
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.
Telephone: 020 8300 3579
A founder member of the Fellowship, John Styles retains the reputation as one of the country's most famous 'Professors'. He has over 50 years' experience performing in the UK and overseas, including lectures, interviews, stage, film & TV appearances.
He was awarded an MBE in recognition of his work with Mr Punch in 2003. John has been a lifetime collector of puppets, booths & associated memorabilia and as a result is regularly consulted to advise on film, TV & radio productions.
John is equally comfortable entertaining children or adults, whether it be small occasions or large events. He can also provide magic, ventriloquism & balloons if required.
Brighton Beach Punch and Judy
Telephone: 01273 308174
Hire the real deal from Brighton seafront. Often imitated but never equalled. A Mr. Punch who is authentically uproarious, up to date and up to mischief. Suitable for festivals, fun days, fetes, and other public events. A video trailer is on our website.
'A hysterical show which will have you in stitches' (Hurst Festival). 'Wonderful. Everything I remember as a child but totally in tune for today.' (Parent). Performed by 'Prof' Glyn Edwards who has been called 'one of the world’s great Punch performers'.
We also visit schools with our Oh We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside session first developed by us for the V&A Museum of Childhood and delivered regularly at the West Pier Centre next to Brighton’s i360 attraction.
Professor John 'Chippy' Wood
Telephone: 020 8669 9685
I perform a traditional Punch & Judy show and use a Swazzle and have all the usual puppets, boxers, long neck, Hector the Horse, sausage machine plus plate spinning.
I make better than average balloons and can also provide magic shows for children as well as close-up magic for both children and adults. I have many years of experience performing shows all over the country.
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.
Telephone: 07742 492537
Professor Dill's Punch and Judy Shows for any occasion. Outdoor, indoor or even in your front room. The puppet show all the kids love - traditional comedy and audience participation at it's finest. A riot of fun for the whole family.
Special show for children's parties. A magic show is performed before Punch and Judy. Suitable for children of any age, and fully amplified. A fabulous array of balloon animals can also be made for every child to take home. A complete party service.
So for fun-days, festivals, fairs, weddings, christenings or birthday parties call Professor Dill's travelling Punch and Judy Show. For more information on school presentations and a video visit the website and drop me a line to book a show now!
Telephone: 01474 852644
Terry Herbert has been a Punch & Judy man for over 50 years and has presented Old Red Nose at such diverse venues at the House of Commons, an Ice Rink and a Nudist Camp!
Terry is also a well known Children's Entertainer with his very special Magic show that is full of fun, laughter and excitement that he has performed all over the world including the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand and America.
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: 0208 643 2289 or 07801 616112
I run Punch and Judy primarily for Charity Fairs and Shows often in conjunction with the Rotary Club in my local area in Surrey - I live in Carshalton.
My shows follow the usual script with a few twists and some unusual different characters thrown into the mix and I like to use music too as part of the show to maximise effect. I am also a Town Crier in Carshalton.
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.