PUNCH AND JUDY
With Professor Geoff Felix
Saturday the 29th October 2011 Doors at 5:30 pm, Show commences at 6:15
Doors at 6:30 pm, Show commences at 7:15
P stands for Punch – and Judy his wife; Poor thing, he leads her a terrible life, For his cudgel he carries to fight or to revel,
And whacks every head from policeman to devil.
And so is the story of Punch that can trace its roots back to the 16th century commedia dell’arte and has been entertaining people ever since. Complete with his swazzle, Professor Geoff Felix will bring Punch and Judy’s humorous anecdotes with their baby, the hungry crocodile, the clown and the officious policeman once again to life in Hackney.
Children most certainly welcome to this show!
Geoff Felix is a British puppeteer and puppet maker who has worked on various Muppet and Creature Shop productions since the 1980s. Felix was heavily involved with the Fraggle Rock international co-productions. Felix is best known for his work as a Punch and Judy puppeteer and historian, having penned the books Conversations with Punch (1994) and My Life with Punch (1992). In 2005, he was involved with the BBC radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s graphic novel Mr. Punch, providing the voice of the title character and scripting the special Punch and Judy material.
Shows take place at The Last Tuesday Society at 11 Mare Street, London, E8 4RP – please click here to buy tickets