That’s The Way To Do It!

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!

Previously That’s the way to do it! has wreaked its havoc at:

Norwich and Norfolk International FestivalBrighton International FestivalFuse Festival, MedwayGreenwich FairMouth of the Tyne Festival, North TynesideWatch this Space, The National TheatreThe Shoreditch Festival, LondonEnd of Term, for Metal, Chalkend Park, Southend on SeaBristol Harbourside RegattaStockton International Riverside FestivalX-Trax ManchesterMint Fest, Kendal – Manchester International Arts Bedlam Fair, Bath Fringe Festival SO Festival, SkegnessSix Summer Saturdays, Birmingham Hippodrome outdoor festivalCaversham FestivalWeymouth Bayside FestivalTowersey Festival, OxfordshireThe Albany’s 30th birthday celebrations, Deptford Derby Feste and Canterbury Festival

Creative Team

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
Justin Jones, Pau Ros, Chuck Douglas, George Rockett and JJ Waller.
Thanks to
Bernd Fauler and Gregory Hall


Commissioned by Without Walls in 2011 with development support from Arts Council England in 2009.

That’s The Way To Do It is produced by Time Won’t Wait

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