Lovat's Puppet Theatre | Poster

£24 £28
Jolly & Goode is an official retail partner of the Great British Garden Festival, and your favourite shop for Jolly Apparel & Feel Goode Gifts.
Free Carbon Neutral Delivery

Enjoy free and carbon neutral delivery on all orders in the UK & US. Elsewhere, get free carbon neutral delivery on all orders over £30 in value in whatever currency you fancy.

Made to Order

We make each item especially for you. This is the more eco-friendly choice because we don't waste resources by overproducing—around 85% of all textiles produced by the fashion industry end up in landfills. Thank you for making a better choice with Jolly & Goode.

Made Near You

If you live in the UK, your items will be produced in the UK. If you live in the US, your items will be produced in the US. Producing items near you reduces the energy requirements of delivery. Exceptions are made for supply chain issues.

Remember the good old days of Mayfair's laughing puppet decapitations.

After public beheadings were banned in London, Mayfair's puppet beheadings helped families make the difficult transition to a future when people weren't routinely decapitated in public.

We get the phrase "laugh one's head off" from the last man who was beheaded in Britain, Lord Lovat. It seems he did just that—laughed his way through his own beheading.

It was precisely this act of laughing one's head off that was replicated by puppets and puppeteers at Mayfair. After laughing puppets were decapitated, children were given the severed heads as a souvenir of the good times they had at Mayfair.

But as the living memory of Lord Lovat laughing his own head off faded, and after the fair itself was banned, the tradition of puppet beheadings died out.

Relive those halcyon days again with the Lovat's Puppet Theatre poster.

• Giclée printing quality
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Vivid print

Available only at Jolly & Goode.

Hat tip, Ladies Who London history podcast, episode 10.
Carbon-neutral shipping with Shopify Planet
All deliveries are carbon neutral
Powered by Shopify Planet