Carry on Doctor

The Doctor has been a stock character, in the play that is the Punch & Judy Show, from the earliest known script’s publication (1828). His primary function is to help Mr. Punch when he falls from a horse or more latterly, is bitten by a crocodile. As you can tell, it’s very true to life!… Read More »

Corona And Mr. Punch

People are dying. Punch bows his head in tribute to those who have sadly been taken from us, especially those before their time. Happy, for once, to stand aside and allow the applause to ring out for others; the deserved, the not forgotten, the essential workers. Punch is essential too. He’s part of the fabric… Read More »

St. George’s Day Parade

What could be more British, than roast beef, warm beer, St.George tackling his dragon and Punch and Judy? St. George’s Day parades, fairs, fun days, anything in fact that celebrates national pride, in the best possible way, is to be welcomed in these stormy ‘Beast From The East Days!’  Is the dragon, Punch’s crocodile in… Read More »

Scary Clowns

Halloween is almost upon us and we are witnessing a new craze; people dressing up as Scary Clowns and going around terrorising their neighbourhoods. Some children are so traumatised, they refuse to go outside and play and their parents struggle to get them to go to sleep at night. One enterprising part-time police constable, in… Read More »

Mr Punch – Anarchist or Puppet Play?

The headlines scream ‘local council bans Mr Punch’ and the Punch community wring their hands in despair as another potential ‘fair paying booking’ is likely to disappear. Mr Punch was born on the streets. His audience consisted of the downtrodden, much abused, poor street folk. It is no surprise that Charles Booth, in his enquiry… Read More »