Traditional Punch and Judy

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Hand to Mouth Theatre present their Punch and Judy show in a old-fashioned seaside style, but very much in the present with each particular audience.

This is a bright, funny and musical version of the traditional knockabout nonsense, distilled from 11 summer seasons on the beaches of Kent, and it is guaranteed to produce belly-laughs in the children and nostalgic guffaws from the adults.

Martin Bridle is acknowledged as one of the best Punch and Judy practitioners in the country, and has passed on his wisdom at The International School of Marionettes in France, Turku Arts Academy in Finland, and at a Master Class at Norwich Puppet Theatre. They have also performed at The National Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Tate Britain, the Millenium Dome, and many international puppet festivals.

Martin and Su are founder members of the Punch and Judy College of Professors and the Punch and Judy Fellowship.

Su is also the illustrator of children’s book “Punch and Judy in the Rain” written by Martin and published by Hamish Hamilton.

International Performances include: UNIMA Festival Pecs, HUNGARY – UNIMA Festival Llubjiana, SLOVENIA – Helsingborg, SWEDEN – Titerimundi 1987 and 1992, Segovia, SPAIN – Lingen, GERMANY – Munich Puppet Museum, GERMANY – La Merce Festival, Barcelona, SPAIN – International School, LUXEMBOURG – Moscow City Puppet Theatre, RUSSIA – Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Charlesville-Mezieres School of Marionettes, FRANCE – Topolciansky, SLOVAKIA – Vienna, AUSTRIA – Puppeteers of America Festival, Seattle, USA – Puppet Buskers Festival, Ghent, BELGIUM – New England Festivals, USA – Lambert Puppet Festival, Dublin, IRELAND – Turku, FINLAND – Banska Bystrica, SLOVAKIA – Puppet Museum, Lisbon, PORTUGAL – Bornholm Puppet Festival, DENMARK.

…and in 2019: Titerimundi 2019, Segovia, SPAIN – UNIMA 90th Celebrations, Prague, CZECHIA – Puppet Festival Zaragoza, SPAIN – Puppet Days, Warsaw, POLAND. 

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