Excerpt from Henry Mayhew’s London Labour and the London Poor (1851), vol. III.
I. Street-Exhibitors. Punch . The performer of Punch that I saw was a short, dark, pleasant-looking man, dressed in a very greasy and very shiny green shooting-jacket. This was fastened together by one button in front, all the other button-holes having been burst through. Protruding from his bosom, a corner of the pandean pipes was…
L I N K S
Punch and Judy Punch and Judy on the Web has a large collection of links. “That’s the way to do it!” A history of Punch & Judy Concise, interesting article with some wonderful historical illustrations. The Punch & Judy Fellowship. The oldest Punch & Judy organization in existence. Interview with a 19th-century Punchman from Henry…
F. A. Q.
What exactly do you do? Puppet shows! Our specialty is tailoring our shows to the interests and inclinations of our audiences. Although puppet shows are believed by many to be children’s fodder, we always aim to produce a show that appeals to all ages—even adults-only audiences if that is what is called for. This is…