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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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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.

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