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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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Mel Harvey
Telephone: 01789 470331 or 07860 485578
Mel Harvey is a Punch Professor based in Wellesbourne near Warwick.  He has been performing his traditional Victorian Punch and Judy Show for a number of years at fetes, parties,schools, cruise ships and Victorian Fairs.
As you will see from the photo Mel has lots of colourful hand carved puppets to choose from which he presents in his traditional red and white striped booth.
Children and their parents respond very well to Mel's show which uses the traditional 'Punch Voice'. Although based in the Midlands Mel travels all over the country not only doing shows but Mel also giving talks to schools and other organisations.

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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.

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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!

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Frank Welsh
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.

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Professor Diamond
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.

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