Review: The Adventures of Punch and Judy, Hamble Junior Players, Hamble Memorial Hall (From Daily Echo)
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Review: The Adventures of Punch and Judy, Hamble Junior Players, Hamble Memorial Hall
ALEXA Romanes’ brand new play followed the adventures of the come-to-life Punch and Judy as they searched for their missing baby and went up against the wicked Mysto the Magician who had taken control of the seaside.
Set in the Victorian/Edwardian era, the production boasted some splendid costumes, courtesy of Lucie Penney, and effective sets evocative of the seaside experience of that period.
On the first night there were a few teething problems and the large cast were still easing themselves into their roles, but their enthusiasm and enjoyment was palpable.
Peter Humphreys made a striking and effective villain as Mysto the Magician. Dean Wakefield and Katie Bowen were brashly amusing and worked well together as the titular Punch and Judy. As Toby the dog, Grace Warne was on stage for much of the production and conveyed a myriad of feelings without recourse to spoken words.