That’s the way to do it
That’s The Way To Do It! is a raucous and alternative take on the traditional Punch and Judy show, incorporating grotesque characters, puppets, music and great knockabout choreography. This is unlike any Punch and Judy you have seen before as our infamous rebels return as vehicles for satire in our anxious, credit-crunched world.
The show is presented in three instalments over the course of a day, with a combination of static, walkabout performance and an installation element at Punch and Judy’s booth and culminates in a tug of war with an enormous string of sausages that the public can participate in.
About Red Herring
Red Herring is a theatre company, specialising in outdoor, interactive performance.
Red Herring believes that bringing people together to experience familiar places in unfamiliar ways, can have a transformative impact on communities, strengthen local connections and reduce loneliness. And where people are not able to join the company outdoors, it hopes to bring a bit of the outdoors into them.
It believes that play can have a transformative impact on people’s lives, stimulating creativity and happiness, whatever our age. We provide opportunities for members of the public to take part – through workshops, in performances and as actively engaged audience members.
Writer & Director: Paschale Straiton
Creative Producer: Sarah Sansom, Time Wont Wait
Devising Performers: Tom Adams, Alice Robinson, Philippe Spall, Simon Spencer-Hyde, Sarah Thomas-Lane & Frank Wurzinger
Music and Sound Design: Matthew Xia
Designer: Alison Neighbour
Fight Director: Kate Waters
Choreography: Lina Johansson
Masks: Nick Ash
Production Manager: Lee Jones
Stage Manager: Lindsay Stockley
Filming: Justin Jones
Photography: Pau Ros, Chuck Douglas, George Rockett
Thanks to: Bernd Fauler, Gregory Hall and Bernadette Russell
Funding, commissioning and partner credits:
Commissioned by Without Walls