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Punch and Judy, with Martin Bridle, at the Born, Barcelona

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Bornet, the puppet of the Born, has decided to begin the year with an old friend of his, Mr. Punch from London. Punch and Judy will be at Sala Moragas in the Born Cultural Centre on 4th and 5th January 2014, presented by the Professor of Punch and Judy Martin Bridle, one of the most highly considered English practitioners of the art. Martin Bridle’s Punch, rather than insisting on the character’s violent side (though it … Read entire article »

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Ronan Tully’s Punch and Judy in Barcelona

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We said on previous occasions that the world of Punch is booming. Every day there are more and more Professors practicing the Punch and Judy show, as the celebration of the last Big Grin demonstrated, and the health of British hero is stronger than ever. But the most curious is that also resideing in Barcelona a Profressor, from Dublin. Ronan Tully recently acted in the Casa-Taller de Marionetas de Pepe Otal. His show dazzled the … Read entire article »

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Punch!

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The Big Grin Birthday 2012 celebrated 350 years of Mr Punch in London, right where it all began. International performances and a parade of the largest ever gathering of ‘Professors’ took place at St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden on Sunday 13 May. This evocative spot has been the geographical heart of Pulcinelia in Britain ever since 9th May 1662 when Samuel Pepys, the diarist, was strolling past and caught the performance of a new … Read entire article »

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The Big Grin – a national celebration of Mr. Punch’s 350th Birthday

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With this headline, the grand celebration of Mr. Punch’s anniversary has been announced. It will take place on Saturday 12th May in London’s Covent Garden Piazza, right where Samuel Pepys said he saw the character back in 1662. This is the first written record of Punch, as one can read on the commemorative plaque that was set up in 1962. The event looks promisingly bright, colourful and festive. There will be Professors from all over the … Read entire article »

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Punch’s 350th Anniversary coming soon, and War Horse still a hit in London

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Very soon, in the merry month of May, one of the events that puppeteers all around the world are most looking forward to will take place: Mr. Punch’s 350th anniversary. Preparations for a party are underway, and the celebrations will, furthermore, host the highest concentration of Professors ever known. Although there are other characters equally long-lived as our London friend, few have survived with such tenacity and incredible energy as Punch, who has ever more adepts … Read entire article »

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