Book a Punch and Judy Show. Professor David Wilde's World Famous Wonders.Punch and Judy is one of the world's most famous and long running puppet shows. It is recognised as the national puppet theatre of England but Punch and Judy can be found wherever the English language is spoken. America, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong. Punch and Judy has its origins in the commedia street theatre of medieval Italy and Punch arrived in England in from Italy as the marionette Pulchinello noted by the famous London diarist Samuel Pepys. The character evolved into Punch over the next century and Punch appeared extensively both as a marionette and as a comic actor and slowly acquired a more English character that was a cross between the English Jester, Fool and the Shakespearean comic characters.
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Punch and Judy is a traditional puppet show featuring Mr. Punch and his wife Judy. The performance consists of a sequence of short scenes, each depicting an interaction between two characters, most typically Mr. Punch and one other character who usually falls victim to Punch's slap stick. It is often associated with traditional British culture.