New revised 2020 version with bonus features
This hard-hitting verbatim play is based on a tragic drink drive accident that results in the death of the vehicle’s front seat passenger, Jo. Her sister Judy, driving the car, escapes physically unhurt – but can never escape the consequences of her own reckless behaviour.
Since its initial performances in 1987, Too Much Punch for Judy has toured non-stop all over the world to schools, colleges, prisons, young offenders’ institutes and army bases. Astonishingly, it is now one of the most performed contemporary plays, with 6058 licensed performances between 1987 and 2020.
The play has been cited in Chief Examiner’s reports for Drama GCSE to be an example of a play that gives students ample opportunity to achieve across the criteria.
Duration: 60 minutes approximately
Cast: 6 male, 6 female, 1 male or female, or 2 male, 2 female with doubling
‘The audience I sat in was patently out for some whooping Friday night fun watching their mates on stage. At the end there was a horrid silence.’
Nick Baker, Times Educational Supplement
Too Much Punch for Judy is now available as a digital performance. Click here to view.