Packing a Punch (and Judy)

In Rhos on Sea, North Wales, is the most wonderful puppet theatre. It’s home to puppeteer Chris Somerville and his array of colourful characters.

Our first visit to The Harlequin Puppet Theatre was at Christmas time, 2015, and our son had his chance to assist Chris – aka Mr Bimbamboozle – with some magic. He came away with a certificate, a ‘pollilop’ and a lot of happy memories.

Sadly, The Harlequin – which opened in 1958 – has had to close due to the pandemic. Chris has set up a crowdfunding page to help keep his theatre open in the long-term.