Come and join in Mr Punch’s 350th Birthday celebrations, with a tradition that stretches back more than 300 years…… Mr Punch was first seen being performed as we know him today as a glove puppet in Covent Garden in 1662 by Samuel Pepys.
The Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre are delighted that Mr Punch will be performing on the main lawn of the Botanic Gardens and if it rain’s you will find him in the South Wing of Kibble Palace.
Sunday 10th June 2012 11am-2.30pm
Free half hour shows on the hour. (If inside Kibble Palace please note, numbers limited to 60).
Professor Clive Chandler is a member of the highly esteemed Punch and Judy College of Professors and has performed in many countries, including France, Italy, Germany, Croatia, Slovakia, and Hungary and is recognised as one of England’s leading performers of Punch & Judy.
The Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre would like to acknowledge the support of the ‘The Big Grin’ which is celebrating Mr Punch’s 350th birthday this year nationally with Heritage Lottery Fund and Puppet Link.