Too Much Punch for Judy (DVD)


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Too Much Punch For Judy has toured across the UK since 1989 and continues to be toured annually in Jersey. It has had 6049 licensed performances (June 2019) and still counting.

By Oasis Youth Theatre, directed by Mark Wheeller  (assisted by Charlie Wheeller – Barely Methodical Circus Troupe – choreography of the crash scene which has proved inspirational for students around the world).

This DVD includes:
– The unabridged production of Too Much Punch for Judy.

Bonus features:
– Interview with Mark Wheeller, original cast members from 1987 and Ape Theatre Company Director Matt Allen. 

“This play remains as powerful and relevant as ever.  It packed a thoroughly knock out punch. I absolutely loved  the performance… loved it! The physicality throughout was excellent! Oasis Youth Theatre are as committed and disciplined group of young people as you will ever see.”
Paul Fowler GODA adjudicator
(Quarter Final of All England Theatre Festival)

Additional information









Publication date

09 July 2020

About the writer

Mark Wheeller began writing whilst a student at Marlwood Comprehensive School, Bristol. After teaching drama for thirty-six years he retired in July 2015 to concentrate on writing and delivering Drama/Theatre workshops to students and teachers across the world.

Mark is one of the most-performed playwrights in Britain. Too Much Punch For Judy has been performed over 6,000 times and Chicken! nearly 6,000. Missing Dan Nolan and Hard to Swallow are both set texts for the GSCE Drama 9-1 exams. His work has been a staple part of the Drama curriculum both in the UK and abroad for the past three decades.

Professional productions of Hard to Swallow, I Love You Mum, I Promise I Won’t Die and Chicken regularly tour schools and many of Mark’s works are available on DVD, with digital formats forthcoming in late 2020. His study guides include Drama Schemes, The Story Behind Too Much Punch For Judy, Drama Club & Hard to Swallow – Easy to Digest.

He has three children and lives just outside the New Forest, with his wife Rachael, and Labrador, Dusty.