GREEN GINGER is an internationally celebrated UK export, having performed in theatres, streets and festivals in thirty countries and on four continents around the world. During 30 years of global touring it has given guerilla performances in West Bank refugee camps, run impromptu workshops in Soweto and given puppetry masterclasses in remote communities in the Arctic Circle.
At home Green Ginger is at the forefront of efforts to popularise puppetry and establish its recognition as an artform and vital, primary performance tool. It is well-known for its technically self-contained shows which can be performed in socially deprived areas with little or no provision for live theatre. The company has been consistent in delivering innovative and original productions which push at the boundaries of expectation and possibility.
The core company members have vast experience in live performance, TV and film.
Green Ginger enjoys regular collaboration with major arts organisations, including Welsh National Opera and Aardman Animations and its members teach regularly at University of Bristol, Ecole Superieure National de la Marionette (France) and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.
The company has received numerous awards for its activities:
Festivalprijs at the Meppel International Festival, Netherlands, Sept 2006
Best Theatre of 2005 in Bristol & Bath by Venue Magazine 2005
Milan Cecuk Grand Prix: Best Performance at 36th PIF Festival, Zagreb, Croatia 2003
Grand Prix at 14th Maribor International Festival, Slovenia 2003
Best performance at the World Festival of Puppet Arts, Prague, CZ 2002
Luc Vincent Prijs: Best Manipulation at Figeuro, Belgium 1990
Lyn Gardner in THE GUARDIAN
TOAST IN THE MACHINE