Green Ginger Microtheater
Slaphead: Demon Barber

PS 122
September 9-12, 14-19, 21-26

Created by: The Company
Director: Kevin Brooking
Original Music: Simon Preston
Performers: Dik Downey, Terry Lee, Chris Pirie
Special Effects: Tim Facer
Costumes: Ruth Walker
Technician: James Osborne

Production assisted by a grant from Arts Council Wales, sponsorship by Andrew Price Hairdressing and ABSA.

Touring assistance from the British Council and Virgin Atlantic is gratefully acknowledged.

TERRY LEE studied drama at Birmingham University and spent his early career performing with TOC and Doggıs Troupe, seminal street theater companies for the early 70ıs. Awarded a Puppetry Bursary in 1978 and toured Europe with the late Barry Smith. Founded Green Ginger, producing a stream of highly original solo shows, firmly placing him as "il enfant terrible" of British puppetry (Animations UK). Worked as puppeteer and voice artist for satirical TV show Spitting Image, and as manipulator for Jim Hensonıs Labyrinth and Dark Crystal and Frank Ozıs Little Shop of Horrors. Terry lives by the sea with four almost grown-up children and a large collection of garden sheds.

CHRIS PIRIE trained in Graphic Design and Illustration and lost his dramatic virginity with Industrial & Domestic Theatre Contractors, specialists in large scale outdoor animations, and the jazz-punk performance company House Theatre. Chris met Terry in 1987 and realizing that the world of theater had room for a wide range of skills, hung around for the next eleven years, co-creating and performing some of its most successful and widely traveled shows. When not touring the planet, Chris lives in Bristol with his wife Amy, a theater director and performer he met in New York City in 1995.

DIK DOWNEY was trained at FoolTime, Britainıs first circu-theatre school, and spent many years touring in Europe with Circo Beserko, Orbito Excentrico, Polite Society and with one of UKıs leading street theater companies, Desperate Men. Joined Green Ginger as a technician for their first successful indoor show Frank Einstein and became a crucial part of its Gaston street show; manipulating Pedro the Accordionist as the French artistıs sidekick. Now playing title role in Green Gingerıs most ambitious project to date, Dik lives near Gloucester with his daughter Lily.

JAMES OSBORNE, once a hotel manager, joined Green Ginger primarily as technician for Slaphead but also performs as PRAT in the Positive Response Action Team; a walkabout streetshow devised by Green Ginger. Obsessed with the insides of all things electrical and mechanical, James lives in the sunny South-East corner of Wales with his French wife Brigitte and their two tri-lingual daughters, next door to a grumpy gnome.