Punch and Judy

comedy · school of night · Ages 17+ · United States of America

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KIMBERLY FREED certified reviewer June 13, 2016
Punch and Judy is a twisted dark comedy symphony of naughtiness! Outstanding performances, extraordinary fight choreography and Foley artist was truly a work of mesmerizing performance art. ... full review
CHAIRMAN BARNES certified reviewer June 13, 2016
"Mindless violence" was not invented by movies or video games but goes back thousands of years. And never was it more entertaining than in this Punch & Judy show.... full review
JULIA GRISWOLD certified reviewer June 13, 2016
Awesome show! Incredible stage combat and performances! Funny! NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!... full review
SCOTT HALLER certified reviewer June 14, 2016
A clever and dark take on a truly violent classic show originally "for the kids." The simple set and use of masks enabled the live actors to be more puppet-like to great effect! A lot of twisted fun with effective selective updating to reflect the times. The live music & sound effects from the one man band added wonderfully to the playful atmosphere. I'm glad they chose not to pull back in response to recent events... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 14, 2016
A Crazy fun shocking ride. ... full review
ERIK BLAIR certified reviewer June 15, 2016
tagged as: brutal · funny · hysterical · genius · charming · creepy · violent · great
Look, I'll be honest. I'm not a big Punch and Judy fan. Never much cared for the puppets or their ongoing feuds and violence and nonsense. Never much got it, cared for it, understood why kids were ever riveted by it. So when I say this show had me GLUED TO MY SEAT--you should understood how BLOODY DAMN GOOD it is. And bloody is EXACTLY the right word to use here. Some reviews I've seen for this show suggest a lack of blood. I disagree--I think there's quite a bit of blood. It's just tastefully and artfully done to create the exact amount of excess needed to get the point across. Is it buckets like a Saw movie? Of course not--but that kind of blood never has an impact anyway. A bat beaten over and over and coming up covered in gore, howeve... full review
ELLEN REGINA certified reviewer June 15, 2016
Incredible, Masterful ensemble clowning, brilliantly directed and sound effected. ... full review
ALEX ELLIOTT-FUNK certified reviewer June 15, 2016
Get off ur ass and see this.... full review
BENNY LUMPKINS certified reviewer June 18, 2016
tagged as: absurdity · murder · theatre
This is one of the most Fringiest, absurd, out of the box shows at #hff16 and not to be missed.... full review
BRANDA LOCK certified reviewer June 15, 2016
Great piece of theatre! Go see it!... full review