Ever changing with the times and ever popular, Mr. Punch has been part of Brighton’s entertainment scene since before the railways came.
It was Brighton beach that helped create the Punch & Judy tradition as we know it today.
Brighton's current Punch and Judy man is ‘Professor’ Glyn Edwards who presents the show with his family and occasional guest performers.
Glyn – whose parents were 1930s Brighton seafront entertainers in the famous Jack Sheppard’s Concert Party – has been a Punch & Judy showman for over fifty years. His daughter Katey now follows in his footsteps and his wife Mary is herself a celebrated puppeteer.
Past Brighton performers have included noted ‘character’ Mike (Sgnt.) Stone, Tom Kemp, Clown Smokey and John Philip Carcass who performed for Queen Victoria at Osborne House.
They are remembered in a Punch and Judy display in the Fishing Museum.
Meanwhile Mr. Punch continues to cut a caper and is once again pleased to put before the public details of his current Brighton season.