»I have never done Punch, so I saw it as a challenge and an opportunity to ‚go back to the roots as it were‘ but also to deal with a contemporary theme and setting, in this case Afghanistan. The main question is: How does a puppeteer and his puppets survive in Afghanistan? And how do I make that funny and moving at the same time?« (Neville Tranter)Steckbrief:
Name: „Punch“ von „Punchinello“ von „Pulcinella“ (Commedia dell'Arte)
Besondere Merkmale: Riesige rote Nase, Buckel, Pritsche (Slapstick)
Gegenspielerin: Ehefrau Judy
Klassisches Personal: Baby, Polizist, Doktor, Geist, Krokodil, Clown, Henker, Toby the Dog u.v.a.
Bezeichnung des Spielers/Entertainers: Professor
Political Correctness: KeinePunch: „This show is undeniable, it is all about wife-beating, isn't it?“Judy: „Don't be disgusting!“ (Hits him with a frying pan)