Red Herring’s That is The Way To Do It! is a raucous comedy for outdoor events and street arts festivals. A life sized and alternative version of the much loved Victorian seaside entertainment; Punch and Judy return as a vehicle for hilarious satire in our anxious, credit crunched world.
With puppets, music and knockabout choreography the infamous rebels take to the streets and ask the public for their support. Who will win the war on freedom of expression and civil rights? Will the Polite Policeman have his way? Punch and Judy ask the public, what is harmless fun and when is it going too far?!
The design is heavily influenced by the traditional shows, with eye-catching costumes, glove puppets with built in sound systems for a modern twist. The show can be presented at outdoor festivals, community events, in shopping centres, on high streets, anywhere you like!
The show toured across the UK as part of the Without Walls Programme in 2012, was a focus of The Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations, Dover Jubilee Celebrations in Dover and a special version was created in Wandsworth for the Showtime Festival, Wandsworth, 2012 Celebrations
Catch Punch and Judy at catchpunch.com!
Previously That’s the way to do it! has wreaked its havoc at:
Norwich and Norfolk International Festival, Brighton International Festival, Fuse Festival, Medway, Greenwich Fair, Mouth of the Tyne Festival, North Tyneside, Watch this Space, The National Theatre, The Shoreditch Festival, London, End of Term, for Metal, Chalkend Park, Southend on Sea, Bristol Harbourside Regatta, Stockton International Riverside Festival, X-Trax Manchester, Mint Fest, Kendal – Manchester International Arts Bedlam Fair, Bath Fringe Festival, SO Festival, Skegness, Six Summer Saturdays, Birmingham Hippodrome outdoor festival, Caversham Festival, Weymouth Bayside Festival, Towersey Festival, Oxfordshire, The Albany’s 30th birthday celebrations, Deptford, Derby Feste and Canterbury Festival
Writer & Director Paschale Straiton (link)
Mr Punch Simon Spencer-Hyde & Philippe Spall
Judy Sarah Thomas-Lane & Alice Robinson
Policeman Tom Adams & Frank Wurzinger
Music and Sound Design Excalibah
Designer Alison Neighbour
Fight Director Kate Waters
Choreography Lina Johansson
Masks Nick Ash
Production Manager Lee Jones
Stage Manager Lindsay Stockley
Creative Producer Sarah Sansom
Filming Justin Jones
Photography: Justin Jones, Pau Ros, Chuck Douglas, George Rockett and JJ Waller.
Thanks to Bernd Fauler and Gregory Hall
That’s The Way To Do It is produced by Time Won’t Wait