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Professor Codman's Punch & Judy show

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Excellent Punch and Judy show (and long may it continue)

One of the highlights of our trip to Llandudno was seeing a good old-fashioned Punch and Judy show... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
United Kingdom
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Childhood memories.

I come from Bognor Regis and when I was a kid me and my brother and sisters spent many a day at the... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Paisley, United Kingdom
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BritIains oldest Punch & Judy show, the Codman family have been performing on Llandudno promenade since 1864. The show is only funded by audience donations, if you are enjoying the show please show your appreciation accordingly!
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
| North Parade, Llandudno LL30 2LP, Wales
+44 7900 555515
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

One of the highlights of our trip to Llandudno was seeing a good old-fashioned Punch and Judy show on the front. What a joy it was to see young children fascinated by it, sitting cross-legged as good as gold watching the traditional action-packed antics. They...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank CrustyPatch
Reviewed August 25, 2018

I come from Bognor Regis and when I was a kid me and my brother and sisters spent many a day at the prom and pier (when Bognor's pier was fully intact). These days at the sea were spent eating ice creams, paddling in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank lilger
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

The story of Punch and Judy is over 100 years old and, thankfully, Prof. Codman leaves the traditional story intact and hasn't bowed down to the snowflake generation. Children and adults were laughing along together in a very engaging show in which it is quite...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank GarfieldArmitt
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Walking towards the pier we could hear the punch and judy show. It was lovely to see and hear the children enjoying themselves to something that is from the past but still going strong in llandudno. We stopped and watched for several minutes. There was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ditto20
Reviewed August 8, 2018

I was absolutely disgusted when I saw the part where punch is told to put his head in a noose and say goodbye to everyone. Do these people realise how distressing this is for someone who has lost a family member who took their own...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

This is a great, traditional Punch and Judy show. Ok, it depicts a nasty character who is violent towards anyone, but the kids watching know it is wrong and shout not to encourage (as said previously by another reviewer) but to try to stop Mr...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Themathdiva
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

I’ve never seen a Punch and Judy show (I’m 56) but have always wanted to see one. My sister and I are on holiday in Llandudno without elderly Mother and we saw that there was to be a show in half an hour. We stayed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank jezzler554
Reviewed June 17, 2018

I was rather surprised by the amount of violence and scenes of hanging displayed by this show. There were plenty of young children watching, and shouting out encouraging Punch to hit others with his stick - his Wife, a Policeman, etc. Then, to actually show...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Mauriceb17
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

We love Llandudno and the stunning promenade. We were there on Holidays last week and were disappointed as it was a week day that there was no Punch and Judy show so we called back on the Sunday and the children were delighted the Punch...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Gerry H
Reviewed September 1, 2017

The adults in the audience were enjoying this as much as the children. We did not stay to see the whole show as there was no where to sit. We stood for quite a long time and found ourselves shouting with the children. Took us...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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September 6, 2018|
Response from Codmans | Property representative |
Hi, we usually do one show only at the weekends in September, generally at 2.30 or 3pm, there will be a sign on the show. However this is weather permitting & tomorrow doesn’t look promising, both rain & wind. We will make... More
mike d
September 2, 2018|
Response from Codmans | Property representative |
Hi, the show is out for one show only at 3pm on Monday (today) It will next be out on Saturday and Sunday. Hope this helps
stephen g
September 13, 2015|
Response from Codmans | Property representative |
I'm sorry, we don't at the moment, you can catch lots of clip that audience members have uploaded to YouTube though.