that in the absence of a bottler the introduction can be simplified and
performed by a puppet, such as Joey the clown or Judy or even one created
for the purpose. Another alternative is for the puppeteer to make the
introduction outside the booth and then go inside to look for Mr Punch.
Punch & Judy
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls welcome and I hope you will enjoy
our performance of Punch and Judy. Firstly, let me introduce you to Mr
Punch. Mr Punch! [Pause] Im sorry but perhaps if you were all to
call out at once hell hear us and come up to say hello. Ready ...
Punch: [Voice from below.] Rootitootitooit! What is it?
Bottler: Mr Punch, come up and say hello to all the people.
Punch: [Voice from below.] Just a minute I'm getting dressed
Bottler: You're still getting dressed? [The bottler picks up a small pair of polka dotted underpants from the play board and holds them up, looks at the audience and throws them into the booth.] I think you'll need these Mr Punch.
[Up pops Mr Punch dancing about clapping and waving.]
Rootitootitooit! How de do de? How de do de? If you all happy me all happy
[He starts laughing, rocking backwards and forewards. Suddenly he falls backwards and disappears down below.