WHITSTABLE, United Kingdom
Punch and Judy "professor" David Wilde holds a photograph of a show at Llandudno in Wales after World...
Punch and Judy "professor" David Wilde holds a photograph of a show at Llandudno in Wales after World War II at his home in Beckenham, southern England May 14, 2014. Punch and Judy shows have been a fixture of British seaside resorts for centuries but they are having to adapt to changing social values to attract new audiences in an age of political correctness and digital entertainment. Generations of Britons have flocked to puppet booths to watch the irascible, hook-nosed Mr Punch whack long-suffering wife Judy with his "slap stick", drop their baby repeatedly and tangle with a grumpy policeman, a crocodile and a hangman.The anarchic humour remains as central as ever to the Punch and Judy experience, say the puppet-masters, traditionally known in the trade as "professors", but some elements have had to be toned down or are often omitted now. Picture taken May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 03 OF 27 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY 'PUNCH AND JUDY - THAT'S THE WAY TO DO IT!'
SEARCH 'PUNCH AND JUDY' FOR ALL PICTURES