Monday, April 26, 2010

Punch and Judy

As I wandered through Temple Bar on Sunday, I heard something going on in Meeting House Square - it was a Punch and Judy show as part of Dublin Puppet Festival. Now I've never before seen a Punch and Judy show and expected it to be bad, very bad. But I was impressed; they recast the characters in a Dublin context (e.g. a Garda instead of a Policeman) and really worked the audience well. Most of the audience were kids and their parents, and they seemed to love it, at least until The Weather returned to Ireland.