A traditional seaside Punch and Judy show is set to return to Burnham-On-Sea  seafront over the peak holiday season.

‘Professor’ Paul Wheeler has been granted a concession from Somerset Council to run his seaside show on the town’s Esplanade, near the jetty.

Weather permitting, his traditional Punch & Judy shows will be held on August 1st, 3rd, 6th, 10th, 13th, 17th, 22nd, 29th and 31st. Shows will be held at 12 noon and 2pm.

Paul says: “I’m delighted to be returning to Burnham-On-Sea for my tenth season. I am looking forward to seeing many friends, locals and holidaymakers through the summer season.”

There is a small cost of £2 per person.

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

“I always receive very positive feedback from people who come to the shows in Burnham – they are very much a seaside tradition,” he says.

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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