Britain's Best Loved Punch & Judy show!
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Book the greatest puppet show in the world!
My name is Professor James and I run one of the most celebrated Punch and Judy acts in the UK! My show is great for birthday parties, fetes, fairs, carnivals, school halls and classrooms (KS1), retirement homes, corporate events & more. That’s the way to do it!
Meet The Cast
What is My Show Like?
My show follows a traditional format with a modern twist…
It is enacted by my beautiful and unique collection of hand-carved puppets which I’m confident you will love.
My Punch and Judy puppet play has an emphasis on fast-paced slapstick fun with a large cast of wooden headed characters. My rendition of the classic fairytale is adapted for modern sensibilities but remains faithful to the mysterious and spooky quality which has led to it being known as “The oldest and wisest story”.
My show runs from a traditional red and white striped “booth” which is can be made small enough for living room parties but once embellished can bring grandeur and aplomb to a carnival, church fete, or street-side setting.
Whether you’re hosting just a few or a few-hundred, pick up the phone and give me a call or shoot me off a text or email.
Who Can Resist?
Professor James is a professional Punch and Judy entertainer who performs shows all around London, Essex and the whole South of England… but doesn’t stop there. Wales, Yorkshire, Scotland, Stone Henge… He has performed as far afield as North California!
His other specialties include magic, gardening and has a collection of Staffordshire pottery dogs.
Thence to see an Italian puppet play… which is very pretty, the best that ever I saw, and great resort of gallants.
~ Samuel Pepys, upon seeing a Punch and Judy show in 1662
"Dear Prof James,
Thank you so much for your Punch and Judy show on Sunday. The children loved it, and some bigger people too! It made the whole event so much more fun.
Keep well and hope to see you in the park."
Ingrid, Friends of Child’s Hill Park, September 2021
"Hi James, Just wanted to say a huge thanks for attending of Summer Fete yesterday – sorry we couldn’t turn the sun down a few degrees! The children really enjoyed your shows, wishing you every success for the future and hope to see you again next year. Best wishes"
Karen – School Fete, June 2019
"We would like to thank Professor James for his outstanding performances at our recent St George’s day event.
The kids loved his shows (as did us adults) and we would happily book him again!"
Love Whitton, April 2019
"I just wanted to say a big thank you for entertaining the children at Zachary’s birthday party. They absolutely loved it, especially Zachary, parents enjoyed it too. I am pretty sure we will see you again 🙂"
Best wishes, Anna and Jonathan
"Absolutely brilliant – Young and old in our community loved the show. Thank you Professor James form all at NEMS."
New Essex Masorti Synagogue, March 2019