April 24, 2016
Traditional Punch and Judy show returns to Burnham-On-Sea seafront

A traditional seaside Punch and Judy show has returned to Burnham-On-Sea's seafront for the tourist season.

'Professor' Paul Wheeler has secured a concession from Sedgemoor District Council to run his seaside show on The Esplanade, near the jetty, during 2016.

He performs four shows each weekend day, weather permitting, until the summer holidays when additional shows will be laid on.

Paul told "I always receive very positive feedback from people who come to the shows in Burnham - they are very much a seaside tradition."

Paul has previously performed his traditional seaside show on ITV1's This Morning and on Channel 5's Paul Merton's Great Adventures.

Each of his performances lasts around 25 minutes and spectators are invited to make a donation.

Paul's 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.


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