Punch & Judy video and photos

Sunday, May 12, 2013


Here are some video excerpts and photos taken by Pete Butz of our Punch & Judy shows at the National Museum of Australia, on the 13th of April 2013.

Punch saying "hello"!

Punch saying "hello"!

"The baby's behind you!!!"

"The baby's behind you!!!"

"Oh no, Punch is in Jail?"

"Oh no, Punch is in Jail?"

Wonderful laughter from the audiences

Wonderful laughter from the audiences

Fantastic turnout!

Monday, April 15, 2013

We couldn’t have asked for a better day – audiences, weather and the event were all FANTASTIC! We were thrilled to see that every age group was represented and were all in stitches with laughter and having so much fun! A very special thanks to everyone who made the show possible, including the entire PuppetOOdle family, The National Museum of Australia – and of course all the wonderful people who came along to see our shows!

A fantastic turnout for our Punch & Judy shows at the 1913 Country Fair

A fantastic turnout for our Punch & Judy shows at the 1913 Country Fair

Punch dancing his little dance

Punch dancing his little dance

Warming up our muscles before the show and getting the crowd excited

Warming up our muscles before the show and getting the crowd excited

Performance at the 1913 Country Fair, NMA

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

This Saturday (April 13th) we’ll be debuting our Punch & Judy inspired show (a politically correct version) at the National Museum of Australia’s 1913 Country Fair!

The fair will run from 12noon until 6pm and will feature a huge selection of 1913 inspired shows, workshops, displays and activities including circus performances, carousal rides, petting zoos, wood chopping and sheep shearing displays – and yours truly of course! Click here for a full program.

We’ll be performing between 1pm and 4pm each hour at various times. Just look for our pop-up striped stage and check our blackboard for performance times! We’ll also be doing some roving around the venue with our country friends, Baz ‘n’ Snags!

For more info, tickets and parking details check out the NMA’s website.

Hope to see you there!

Finished puppets!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

We’re pleased to show you our latest additions to the PuppetOOdle family, plus a new stage! We’ll be performing this ‘Punch & Judy’ inspired show, at the National Museum of Australia on the 13th of April. We’ll be performing several times throughout the day.

These festival days have been very busy in the past, so to be sure you can get in, pre-purchase tickets for the day here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5677048204

Our new puppet show!

Our new puppet show!

Our newest puppets to the PuppetOOdle family!

Our newest puppets to the PuppetOOdle family!

Punch

Punch

Judy

Judy

The Policeman

The Policeman

The naughty baby and the good baby

The naughty baby and the good baby

Hope to see you at the 1913 Country Fair!

New show in the making!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

We’re currently working on a commission for the National Museum of Australia, creating a ‘Punch & Judy’ inspired show for the 1913 Country Fair day on the 13th of April. Buy tickets for the day here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5677048204

Here are some photos to show you the magical process of creating a show from scratch.

We sculpted faces, created moulds, experimented with different casting mediums then painted and varnished them.

Creating the faces of our new puppets

Creating the faces of our new puppets and experimenting with different materials

Here we give the heads some shape and start painting the faces

Here we give the heads some shape and start painting the faces

Here are the finished painted and varnished faces

Here are the finished painted and varnished faces

We’ll post some more photos of the bodies and new stage soon too! See you on the 13th of April!

New museum commission!

Friday, March 8, 2013

We’re just about to start a new commission for the The National Museum of Australia – creating a Punch & Judy style show for their upcoming 1913 Country Fair! For inspiration, I found my mum’s beautiful old puppets that were carved by my great-grandfather and costumes made by my great-grandmother. I guess puppetry has been running in the family longer than I realised!

The event will take place at the museum, and will feature everything to take you back to 1913 including a live woodchopping and sheep shearing, a petting zoo, roving circus entertainment and more!

Date: April 13 from 12noon till 6pm. Cost: $10 adult, $8 concession, $5 child, $22 family (includes entry to the Glorious Days exhibition).

Punch and Judy, hand-made by my great-grandfather

Punch and Judy, hand-made by my great-grandfather