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.
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: 01253 826318
Blackpool's Premiere Punch & Judy Man. Martin has performed shows all over the country and has been featured in numerous television appearances with Mr Punch.
Together with Mr Punch, Martin can bring along a whole package of entertainment with bouncy castles, replica vehicles, swing boats and roller coasters. Martin performs traditional entertainment for today's modern audiences and makes your event unique.
You are always guaranteed first-class entertainment.
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.
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: 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: 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!