28 April 2009
Illustration Friday - Theatre II
Here's another illustration for this week's IF theme 'Theatre'- a Punch and Judy puppet theatre. I wonder how many of you have seen one of these? In Britain they used to be a part of the traditional seaside holiday. The little theatres would be erected on the beach at coastal resorts and children and their parents would be entertained by the outrageous antics of Punch, along with his wife Judy, the baby, dog and a host of characters. Although few and far between on the beaches these day, apparently Punch and Judy shows are enjoying a revival! By the way, if you're thinking the baby looks worried, you're quite right! You can find out why by reading this article about the shows.