Who's Who?

Martin Bridle

Martin Bridle

Myself and partner Su Eaton are founder members of the College and are proud to be part of Punch's tradition. We lived the life of busking for a living with Punch and Judy for more than a decade on the beaches of South East Kent in the 1980s and have built up an international reputation for our musical, funny and vigorous version of the age-old drama. We've performed at 50 or so festivals across the world, including a performance of "Piggery Jokery" for the animators of Pixar in California (Toy Story etc). What an honour and privilege to live this life of the travelling puppeteer.

We acknowledge that we stand on the shoulders of giants - those performers over the centuries who honed the art in often arduous circumstances, and whose broad outline of the show we have borrowed from and expanded. We take nonsense seriously! And our show is guaranteed to produce belly-laughs in the children and guffaws from the adults.

We take nonsense seriously! And our show is guaranteed to produce belly-laughs in the children and guffaws from the adults

Martin Bridle

The extraordinary Big Grin celebrations of 2012 re-kindled our delight in performing with Punch, and we are always happy to consider interesting offers to present the show. (NB we only perform at large events in the UK, and at festivals abroad ). We can be contacted via our website, where you will see the other styles of shows on offer.

Punch and puppets in general have taken us all round the world and back again. Wow! Thank you Mr Punch. Where in the world will we perform next?