and Judy return to Burnham-On-Sea beach after long absence
traditional seaside Punch and Judy show has returned to Burnham-On-Sea
this week after an absence of several years.
first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com here
earlier this year, 'Professor' Paul Wheeler secured the concession
to set up his seaside show for the tourist season.
first shows were held on Saturday (April 20th) and attracted crowds
of spectators of all ages.
Paul told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The poor weather meant we
couldn't start the shows as planned at Easter but we have had
great feedback this weekend and intend to be here now performing
2-3 shows a day on Saturdays and Sundays during the season, weather
has previously performed his traditional seaside show on
ITV1's This Morning and on Channel 5's Paul Merton's
of his performances lasts around 25 minutes and spectators are
invited to make a minimum donation of £1.
has been performing on and off since he was aged seven and has
been fully employed in the role since 2005. He is
also a full member of the Punch & Judy Fellowship and Equity.
concessions at Burnham and Berrow are overseen by Sedgemoor District
Council. This year it has offered the concessions on a daily basis
to encourage more attractions to the beach, avoiding bad weather.