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Happy Birthday Mr Punch!

Curator, Cathy Haill, celebrates the 355th anniversary of the first recorded UK appearance of popular puppet character, Mr Punch. Mr. Punch is 355 years old in May 2017.  The V&A holds the George Speaight Punch & Judy Archive, a variety of examples of Punch & Judy figures including Wal Kent’s Punch & Judy on display […]

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Family BSL Pop-up Performances at the V&A Museum

Did you know that the V&A Museum in London has BSL performances especially for families? On 1 and 22 August, three times a day, there will be BSL interpretation of two exciting and unique performances by signer Matthew Wainright from Deaf Umbrella. Matthew is completely involved in the action of each story, interacting with the […]

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V&A acquires the original Joey puppet from the National Theatre’s West End stage production of War Horse

Joey

EDIT: Please note that from 22 September 2014 Joey will be on loan to Lightbox Gallery in Woking for their exhibition The Horse at War: 1914 – 1918 We are delighted to announce that Handspring Puppet Company have donated Joey, the original West End puppet from War Horse, the National Theatre’s award-winning stage adaptation of […]

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