"As part of my research on the Punch tradition I've watched most of the best Punch and Judy performers in the world many times;

Professor Poulton is without doubt one of the very best. He is probably the most experienced beach Punchman working today having performed his show literally thousands of times at Weymouth and elsewhere. If you want a taste of the tradition at its most authentic and entertaining, you couldn't do better than watch Mark's show". 

Dr Martin Reeve, Punch and Judy Historian.

ONLY available at the show.

Meet Mr Punch and have your photo taken with him.

T-Shirts printed to order (ALL sizes available).

Mugs, Keyrings & Fridge magnets, Badges,

Postcards, colouring Posters, Make your own Theatres, Stickers,


(Sorry no mail order).


Click the pic to visit our crowd funding page.

Roll Up! Roll UP!


Mr Punch intends to be on the be back on the beach over Easter - March 30th - 2nd April.

Then May 26th - June 3rd and will start his 2018 summer season on Saturday JULY 14th.

All dates are weather permitting.


Show times are at 12 noon and 2.00pm (Occasionally, there is a 3.30 performance too.) The shows are presented every day, seven days a week and will run until early September.

Please note: Times may vary from day to day, so please check the time board on the day or please phone Mark if you are making a special trip to catch a show on: 07974 732352


ALL shows are weather permitting. This includes rain and the WIND!!

Running the show explained.


Running a Punch & Judy show on the beach is a business and like any other business and is run by Prof Mark Poulton. (All Punch showmen are traditionally called “Professors.”)


Mark is required to purchase a permit or licence that allows him to operate the show on the beach and employ ‘bottlers’ as they are known, to collect contributions from the audience both on the beach and on the Esplanade.


Prof Poulton guarantees you will be getting the best show he can give and, as a performer, he has a full Public Liability Insurance and a music playing license.


He designs, makes, paints and sews most things connected with the show including the theatre, the puppets and he does all his own signwriting.

How “Prof Poulton” operates the show.


“I rely totally on your contributions since, I am not paid to perform the shows on the beach and they help to ensure this 150-year-old tradition in Weymouth continues in future”.

At each performance Mr Punch is confident that you will have enjoyed the show SO much that you’ll be happy to contribute just £1 per person!

Please note: This really is my main source of income.

I am very grateful to local people and visitors on holiday for all your support and generosity, thank you!


Mr Punch and all the puppet cast hope you have a lovely holiday and trust you will enjoy joining in and watching the show as much as I enjoy performing it!


Please - come back again and again to enjoy the fun and laughter every day!”


That’s the WEY to do it!!