Professor ‘the Amazing’ Addrian is Punch and Judy man extraordinaire. He’s also Lucy’s dad. As a child Lucy would help with his shows, collecting money, performing tricks and even doing a stint as Curious George.
Throughout her childhood Lucy worked with her father as a bottler (money collector) for Punch and Judy in the park, performing magic tricks in his shows, ducking and diving, and most recently playing Curious George the monkey on board a ferry between England and Holland. They reminisce through rose tinted spectacles and rebond over cute childhood memories. Lucy screams at her dad like a teenager and Addrian behaves like a belligerent wind-up merchant.
Addrian and Lucy play it for laughs with impassioned sincerity in this show, which fuses the styles of the glib entertainer and the earnest artist. The only questions are, where do these two multitalented artists go from here? What new avenues can they explore together when they cannot even agree on the publicity blurb? And can this show survive the appearance of Mr. Punch?