Punch and Judy through the ages

By sarah madden, blog editor on 9 May 2014


On this day in 1662 the character of Mr Punch made his first recorded appearance in London. Samuel Pepys records that, during a visit to Covent Garden, he sees an ‘Italian Puppet Play…which is very pretty’. By the 19th century, Punch and Judy shows were part of the regular street entertainment on offer in the city. Read the full postRead the full post