Written and directed by Christopher Johnson
“Punch and Judy is that very rare thing, a truly classy fringe show, with no caveats or reservations.”
“The top of this year’s list of must-see Fringe shows.”
— Stage Raw
“The six cast members are all outstanding. This is a brilliant and hilarious show.”
“100% perfect! Punch and Judy is absolutely flawless.”
— Gia on the Move
“PLATINUM! A show that is a genuine case study of style and comic delivery that deserves to be preserved in amber.”
“Johnson’s direction is excellent.”
— Blog Critics
Mr. Punch will tickle your ribs as he bludgeons, stabs, slashes, burns, shoots and inappropriately gropes his way straight into your heart.
This live-action adaptation of the western world’s most enduring popular entertainment follows the beloved and irascible domestic abuser Punch on a hilarious and kill-crazed day of adventure. All your favorite characters are sure to put in appearances: Judy, Pretty Polly, Scaramouch, Jim Crow, Toby the Dog, Jack Ketch, Hector the Horse … even Old Nick himself, the Devil and Prince of Lies, will wind up on the receiving end of Punch’s tomfoolery.
Drawing on performance traditions as richly varied as Commedia dell’Arte, the Roman gladiatorial games, the English mystery plays, Kenpo Karate, Le Theatre du Grand-Guignol, Dorian Mime (?!) and Hollywood action-splatter cinema, The School of Night is proud to present a blast of theatrical bombast crafted to batter and berate its viewers into giddy, satisfied submission.
Not recommended for kids.
Punch and Judy premiered at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in Los Angeles, CA on June 9, 2016.
Photos by Darrett Sanders