The Devil and Mister Punch

2 - 25 February 2012 / 19:15, 14:30, 19:45
The Pit


Red & Orange Members enjoy 20% off ticket prices for this show (subject to availability)

subject to availability
 sold out


'An ingenious mix of the farcical and the macabre.' Financial Times

'The script is funny and swift... the visual jokes are a joy.' The Arts Desk

★★★★ 'A dark, obscure, exquisite reimagining of Punch's tale... an amazing ride filled with ideas about creativity, decline and above all death.' The Times

'A deliciously dark tribute to our oldest theatrical icon.' The Stage

'A gleefully nasty piece of work... an atmospheric and very funny homage to the Punch and Judy puppet show. Cleverly staged and beautifully performed.' The Observer

★★★★ 'As you would expect from Crouch, one of theatre's great designers, The Devil and Mister Punch is a visual delight. It's chock-full of visual puns and jokes as well as mishearing and double-entendres.' The Guardian

★★★★ 'The Devil and Mister Punch is rude, raucous and irreverent, but also full of wistfulness for the vaudeville era. It is visually stunning, blackly coming and gently sad.' Time Out


Do Something Different: Other events on at the barbican
Colin Towns Mask Orchestra: Drama
17 Oct 15 / LSO St Luke’s
Information info  Book tickets book

Ragnar Kjartansson
14 Jul 16 - 4 Sep 16 / Art Gallery
Information info

Serious Play
28 Nov 15 / Barbican Centre
Information info