Communications, Drama and Film – Practice Blog

Communications, Drama and Film – Practice Blog

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Punch in May

Posted by jgprimro

15 March 2024

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Alissa Mello, is collaborating on a new Punch and Judy show with the fabulous Spike “Bones” Lidington, Tony “Uncle Tacko!” Lidington, and Promenade Promotions ( in consultation with Naomi Paxton ( . The show is being developed as part of The Judy Project (, a three-year trans-historical study of women practitioners, and (re)presentation(s) of gender and identity in Punch and Judy. The show will premiere at the 49th Annual COVENT GARDEN MAY FAYRE & PUPPET FESTIVAL ( celebrating Mr Punch’s 362nd Anniversary on Sunday 12 May 2024 at St Paul’s Church Garden, Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101020076.
It is being implemented at the University of Exeter in the Department of Communications, Drama & Film. @EU_H2020, @Marie.Curie.Actions, #ResearchImpactEU, #UniversityofExeter

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