(above the Cricketers Arms), Black Lion Street
Brighton, England

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‘That’s the way to do it!’

Roll up, roll up for a BANG evening that packs a punch!

This month, BANG will be guided through the world of the classic, much-loved puppetry from our childhoods. Think slapstick; think cruelty; think gratuitous violence; think comedy that transcends political correctness – and think of summer afternoons sat cross-legged amid a sea of excited, ice-cream-sticky children . . .

Yes, this month BANG are pleased as punch to welcome Glyn and Mary Edwards, Punch & Judy experts. They’ll be showing us how their puppets are made, how to use them and, quite simply, how ‘That’s the way to do it’! Hopefully we’ll be able to explore this different form of animation ourselves . . . and maybe learn how to use a swazzle!

Both Glyn and Mary have come from a long line of puppeteers and performers. Glyn’s family of performers later turned to performing Punch & Judy sets in Bournemouth, and Mary is the niece of famous puppeteer John Wright, who created London's Little Angel Theatre – ‘the home of British puppetry’.

Glyn now runs professional courses teaching Punch and Judy skills: tutoring students of the Central School of Speech and Drama in the skills of street puppetry, and teaching Punch & Judy in the US at the Puppeteers of America Festival and in Naples at the Scuola di Guaratelle project. He also writes books on the subject.

Mary's own work has been exhibited worldwide and for many years she ran a company making puppets for TV.

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Added by Wired Sussex on April 30, 2008