All About Us

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My mum and dad were variety performers. My dad later produced pantomimes and seaside summer shows. I’ve produced TV shows and events myself as well as being a ‘Prof’.

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I married Mary - niece of the celebrated puppeteer John Wright who founded London’s Little Angel Theatre. Mary has spent a lifetime as a professional puppeteer/puppet maker for theatre, television and film.

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Our daughter Katey is a Punch Prof and third generation puppeteer. Her daughter Roisin is a keen fan of Mr. Punch and may yet be the fourth generation in a family tradition.

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Photo: David Levene for the Guardian

We have a family history – too – of promoting the Punch and Judy tradition itself. From Mr. Punch’s 300th birthday in 1962 to his recent 350th in 2012 and onwards we’ve been proud to be ambassadors for this great British tradition and to have organised many of its major events.

 

2022

Business as unusual!


MR. PUNCH IS PLEASED TO BE RUNNING 
TWO FUN SEASIDE PROJECTS THIS SUMMER

He'll be in his usual pitch on Brighton seafront
every Thursday from July 28th to Sept 1st

Outside the West Pier Centre at the foot of
the BA i360 tower

Shows between noon and 4 pm

He may pop up on other days too.

He's also given his site over to guest seafront performers on
six special Sundays 

July 24th Prof Patel's Bollywood Punjeet and Judy-gee Show

July 31st teenagerJosh Neville's Punch & Judy

Aug 7th The Mechanical Box of Delights

Aug 14 and 21st Inner State Theatre's Sunshine Variety Show

Aug 28th (puppet!) Elephants On Parade


PLUS

Mr. Punch will be

on Bognor Bandstand on Aug 9th

outside Littlehampton Museum on Aug 20th

on Bognor Promenade on Sept 3rd

His other summer performances are at private events.


He's delighted to still be a seaside favourite in the 21st C.
and would like to share a few of his recent favourite feedback quotes.


"This is the best thing on the whole seafront. My heart is all warm from my childhood. The artistry is so wonderful". Jenny

"I could watch it a thousand times and laugh as much the thousandth time as I did the first." Beth

"My heart, it boils. Mr. Punch. I am in love." Asha



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