punch and judy show schools

Punch and Judy For Schools

I perform a special presentation for the school or classroom. I generally start with a short talk that can include specific references to the topic being covered, whether it be the seaside, toys and puppets, or perhaps the Victorians, for example. Mr Punch first appeared around 350 years ago in Covent Garden, and I trace his history from Italian theatre to the Victorian seasides of Great Britain.

Following the informative talk, I lead the children in a traditional audience warm-up, setting the stage for the main the Punch and Judy Show. This interactive segment teaches the children traditional responses such as 'It's behind you' and 'Oh no, you didn't.' The excitement continues with a sleight-of-hand magic show, where objects mysteriously appear and disappear, and a steady supply of silver coins is 'found' in the children's ears.

The Punch and Judy show has all the well-loved characters, including Mr Punch, Judy, the baby, Joey the clown, a runaway monkey, and the crocodile and his sausages. The show features all the traditional slapstick comedy and jokes, but it is also wholly PC, so you can sit back and enjoy the fun. If you have any questions, please give me a call. If you want to know how the children will react, click this link and look at my video: Punch & Judy.

Dear Gari, I wanted to write to send my huge thanks for today's performance. I can very confidently say that the children had a riot! The magic was spectacular and it was a real joy to watch them so enthused by such a traditional form of entertainment. They also learnt lots from your carefully pitched lesson on puppet shows through history. We will certainly be in touch when we get around to planning next year's Victorians/Toys topic. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like a testimonial. Thanks again

Jon Brunskill, Head of Year 2, Reach Academy Feltham

Thanks again for a fantastic show. The children were buzzing, so I asked them what they would rather have : a Punch and Judy show or 45 minutes on their X-box, and I'm sure you will be as pleased, as I was, to hear they said - Punch and Judy! See you next year!
Stacy Shulmeyer, Year 2 Teacher, Cross in Hand School, East Sussex

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