Punch is a monthly showcase for all things puppet. This month features dueling Punch shows!
Konrad Fredericks is a professional street Punch showman working mainly in central London, South Bank and principal cities within a two hour drive of London. He also performs internationally at a wide variety of venues; under contract and busking. To the best of his knowledge he is the only showman in Britain performing Punch on the street for a living, and one of the few professional traditional street puppeteers in the world.
2 Punks Puppet Theatre counters Konrad's traditional punch piece with their anarchic Sid & Nancy Punch & Judy Show. Mike Wolf of TimeOut NY says "Short but not-at-all sweet, the Sid & Nancy Punch & Judy show is frayed, violent and hilarious in all the right places."
Josh and Tamra are PUNCH favorites. The two met years ago at Upright Citizens Brigade and now they tour extensively with their puppet counterparts.
Howie Leifer presents a video of his piece The Rhyme of the Chivalrous Shark, based on a song by Wallace Irwin written at the turn of the 19th century. Frank Hendricks provides the vocal accompaniment.
Exploding Puppet Productions (of Die Hard! fame) rounds out the evening with a few wacky, funny shorts.