Punch and Judy is a traditional, popular English puppet show featuring the characters of Punch and his wife Judy. The performance consists of a sequence of short scenes, each depicting an interaction between two characters, most typically Punch and one other character, it is a well known puppet show through out the world.
Horizon Theatre has its own unique Australian modern day version of this show that will delight audience of all ages. Originally designed for Horizon Theatre Company’s young people as a creative training tool directing them towards street performance, Punch and Judy includes movement, puppets, pantomime and theatrical dialogue.
The tale of Punch and Judy has changed over time, but the outline of early 19th century shows is usually still recognizable. It typically involves Punch misbehaving, struggling with his wife Judy and the Baby, and then triumphing in a series of encounters with the forces of law and order. This fun children’s show is a comedy and is intended to provoke lots of laughter.
Here is feedback from our audience:
“ My whole family thoroughly enjoyed the show and wish there were more shows like this in our local suburb. The show was hilariously funny- really well written and performed. Keep up the great work and we look forward to your next performance”
“ My grandson & I enjoyed “Punch and Judy” which my young sons & I saw a bit over 40 years ago @ a midsummer fair and at Cambridge, UK. Hurrah for continuing this wonderful theatrical tradition that is ancient & should be valued! “ – Theresa Jones
” My boys Loved it” – From a mother with 2 sons (who came to all the shows following us)
“I would just like to thank you for the amazing puppet show performed at Marrickville as part of the open marrickville festival on Saturday 21st June. My whole family thoroughly enjoyed the show and wish there were more shows like this in our local suburb. Could you please email me with any dates of future shows from your theatre as this is the second performance we have attended and think you run an extremely professional company. The show was hilariously funny- really well written and performed. Keep up the great work and we look forward to your response. – Sue