Judy and Punch is an dark and enchanting tale that manages to bring a real sense of morbidity to a fairytale landscape. To celebrate the film’s release we sat down with the leading star Mia Wasikowska, alongside the director Mirrah Foulkes.

The talented duo discuss whether Punch and Judy were big in Australia, and talk about the somewhat troubling conceit behind these seaside entertainers. They also talk about using marionettes, picking up skills as actors, and we also get onto the subject of being a director, and Foulkes talks about her experiences, while Wasikowska tells us about her own plans of stepping behind the lens.

Watch the full interview below:


In the town of Seaside, nowhere near the sea, puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy’s superior puppeteering but Punch’s driving ambition lead to a tragedy that Judy must avenge.

Judy and Punch is released in cinemas on November 22nd