History continued!

When the railways enabled city folk to travel to the seaside in the Victorian era, Punch and Judy became part of the traditional beach entertainment Today Punch’s play lives on through a relatively small group of like minded “Professors” who have vowed to preserve and promote the show in all its forms. I am confident that Punch will continue to live on and provide entertainment for many generations to come.. !

    This fine etching of Punch was made by George Cruikshank when the first recorded script of the Punch and Judy Show was madein 1827… ! The recorded script along with drawing of the show in progress, was published in 1828 and entitled : “The Tragical Comedy or the Comical Tragedy of Punch and Judy”…

When the railways enabled city folk to travel to the seaside in the Victorian era, Punch and Judy became part of the traditional Beach entertainment

Today Punch’s play lives on through a relatively small group of like minded “Professors” who have vowed to preserve and promote the show in all its forms. I am confident that Punch will continue to live on and provide entertainment for many generations to come.. !

This is of course only a very brief introduction to the "Punch and Judy Show" ... If you would like a to learn a little more , then the following books may be of interest:

"The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy" ... by: John Payne Collier Published by: Prowett 1828

"Punch and Judy".... by: Michael Byrom Published by: Shiva 1972

"The Punch and Judy Show"... by: Robert Leach Published by: Batsford 1985

You can down load the illustrated script from John Payne Colliers book below

Download the illustrated script here 
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Punch Image

A Fine Tradition!!