May 30, 2018
Traditional Punch and Judy show returns to Burnham-On-Sea seafront

A traditional seaside Punch and Judy show is to return to Burnham-On-Sea's seafront for the tourist season.

'Professor' Paul Wheeler has secured a concession from Sedgemoor District Council to run his seaside show on The Esplanade, near the jetty, this summer.

From this weekend, he will be performing shows each Saturday at 12 noon and Sunday at 12 noon and 2pm, weather permitting.

Paul told "I always receive very positive feedback from people who come to the shows in Burnham - they are very much a seaside tradition."

"This will be our first weekend if the year in the seafront so we have fingers crossed for the weather and look forward to seeing as many people as possible."

Paul has previously performed his traditional show on ITV1's This Morning and on Channel 5's Paul Merton's Great Adventures.

Each of his performances lasts around 25 minutes and spectators are invited to make a donation.

Paul's been performing on and off since he was aged seven and has been fully employed in the role since 2005. He is also a full member of the Punch & Judy Fellowship and Equity.


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