ANTHONY FRANCIS DREWITT, MMC
Professor of Punch and Judy.
Freeman of the City of London.
Tony inherited the urge to tread the boards from his entertainer father, and had his first Punch and Judy booth built for him at the age of four. He accompanied his father in Hyde Park in 1953 on Coronation Day and witnessed the crowds being entertained by both his Dad and fellow entertainers.
After schooling, Tony joined Surrey Police for a change of direction but at the age of 21 went back into entertaining working for his father's agent George Wallman. George, who worked at Blackpool Tower, was a superb entertainer and set Tony up for life by fine tuning his act and teaching him the skills of a magician.
Tony has worked within the entertainment business for over 25 years, and during this time has built up a network of contacts and clients. These include the Metropolitan Police, who have awarded him a certificate of excellence and honorary colours of the force for service to the Metropolitan Police Sports and Social Associations as an entertainer.
Tony's other clients include: Harrods, Fortnum and Mason, City of London Corporation, Croydon, Epsom, Kingston, Richmond, Hammersmith and Fulham Councils, Freddie Starr, Jim Davidson, Bill Wyman, the Didcot Railway Centre, and many schools, nursery schools and private homes as well as hospitals and garden centres such as Wyevale.
His latest venture is working with the Good Going campaign helping to market Transport for London, which starts in September 2005.
Tony recently worked with the BBC, helping to develop the BBC1 TV programme 'We'll Meet Again', which reunited old comrades and friends who had lost touch after the Second World War.
Tony also works with animals and has a terrier racing show and various
horsedrawn vehicles used for marketing promotions, weddings, funerals and
· Member of the Magic Circle.
· Member of the Concert Artistes Association.
· Member of Equity.