40 YEARS OF GREEN GINGER
“There’s always something wonderfully anarchic about Green Ginger…an inspired mix of art and lunacy”
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Green Ginger is an international theatre company based in UK. Founded by Terry Lee in 1978, it creates memorable experiences for worldwide audiences through highly visual and accessible productions. The company has toured extensively from the Far East to South America, and the Arctic to the Indian Ocean.
Green Ginger collaborates with arts organisations of all scales, offering its vast experience in design, fabrication and performance of innovative and accessible puppetry solutions. Major clients have included BBC, Channel 4, Fiery Angel, Welsh National Opera and Aardman Animations. Green Ginger is dedicated to developing the artform of puppetry and is active within various support organisations in this respect. The company meets its commitment to helping early-career artists through workshops, masterclasses and CPD activity, and the company’s artistic director Chris Pirie teaches and mentors at universities and colleges throughout Europe.
The company is grateful for the recognition through numerous awards over the years:
Festivalprijs (Rust) at the Meppel International Festival, Netherlands, Sept 2006
Best Theatre of 2005 in Bristol & Bath (Rust), Venue Magazine 2005
Milan Cecuk Grand Prix for Best Performance (Frank Einstein) at 36th PIF Festival, Zagreb 2003
Grand Prix (Frank Einstein) at 14th Maribor International Festival, Slovenia 2003
Best Performance (Bambi) at the World Festival of Puppet Arts, Prague 2002
Luc Vincent Prijs: Best Manipulation (Gaston/Madame Zero) at Figeuro, Belgium 1990
In addition to these, the company has achieved shared recognition through awards given to collaborative projects and productions:
Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Kneehigh’s Flying Lovers of Vitebsk
Olivier Award Nomination, Best Family Entertainment 2017 for Bristol Old Vic/National Theatre’s Peter Pan
Off-West End Award, Best Production for Young Audiences 2017 Travelling Light’s Boing!
Best Live Production 2016 TPi Awards for Arcadia Spectacular’s Metamorphosis
Olivier Award Nomination 2013 for Tobacco Factory Theatres/Travelling Light’s Cinderella - A Fairytale
Off-West End Award, Best Production 2012 Tobacco Factory Theatres/Travelling Light’s Cinderella - A Fairytale
Best Animated Short, Seattle Underground Film Festival (USA) Aardman Animations Chump
Barclays Theatre Award: Outstanding Achievement in Opera 2000 WNO’s Queen of Spades
Royal Philharmonic Society’s Opera of the Year 2000 WNO’s Queen of Spades
The Times: Opera of the Year (2000) WNO’s Queen of Spades