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The age-old pantomime of Punch and Judy is being recreated at the Barbican theatre in London, 350 years after the first recorded reference of the puppet show in the diaries of Samuel Pepys. Julian Crouch, director of The Devil and Mister Punch, and John Styles, who has an MBE for his "services to the arts: especially Punch and Judy", discuss the show's lasting influence.



The age-old pantomime of Punch and Judy is being recreated at the Barbican theatre in London, 350 years after the first recorded reference of the puppet show in the diaries of Samuel Pepys. Julian Crouch, director of The Devil and Mister Punch, and John Styles, who has an MBE for his "services to the arts: especially Punch and Judy", discuss the show's lasting influence.