Punch and Judy are the most famous puppets of all time and are loved and enjoyed by everyone, young and old. The slapstick comedy and characters make this one of the most enjoyable types of entertainment.

 

Punch and Judy is a popular entertainment for children at birthday parties, garden parties, schools and shopping centres. The children will laugh, scream and shout at all the antics that go on during the show and the adults have a good laugh too.

Kris’s Punch and Judy shows last for approx 20 minutes and can be used stand alone or part of a package with his other children’s entertainment.

I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed with all the fun and laughter of a great traditional Punch and Judy show.

 

 

“Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks so much for entertaining Isabella and her friends yesterday. We all thoroughly enjoyed your show and Isabella was still talking about Mr Punch this morning!!!”
Sarah Evans, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

 

“Thank for entertaining the children at my daughters birthday party. The children (and, I may say, parents) thoroughly enjoyed your magic and Punch and Judy Show. Considering there were over thirty children, most of whom were aged 4 years old, you kept them sat down, enthralled, fascinated, involved, excited, participating and loving every minute of the entertainment provided. The experience has been one that she will remember positively and happily.”

Mrs T M Ault – Birmingham

Short History of Punch & Judy

Punch and Judy originated in Italy during the 14th century and were then seen in France and England where they became very popular. An early reference to Punch and Judy shows in England was an entry in Samuel Pepys diary. The first such entry was on May 9th 1662. He wrote that he was ‘mighty pleased’ by an Italian puppet show near St Pauls church in London’s Covent Garden. Punch and Judy at this time were not specifically for children, but were adult entertainment. The shows were given in city streets and public places by strolling puppet players or puppeteers, gradually during the 19th century they developed into a popular entertainment for children. They were seen at the seaside and no visit to the beach was complete without a Punch and Judy show. Today Punch and Judy is not seen as much, but those who perform it are still in great demand.