Chris Riddell is a British illustrator whose books have won many illustration awards including the UNESCO Prise and the Greenaway Medal. In 2015 he became the UK Waterstones Children's Laureate. His collaborations with Neil Gaiman (The Sleeper and the Spindle) and Paul Stewart (The Edge Chronicles/) have been international bestsellers, and Chris is the writer and illustrator of the highly acclaimed Ottoline and Goth Girl series. His political cartoons appear in the Observer, the Literary Review, and the New Statesman. Spymonkey is the UK's leading physical comedy theatre ensemble, founded by Toby Park, Petra Massey, and Aitor Basauri in 1998. Their hit shows include Stiff, Cooped, Love-In, Moby Dick, and Oedipussy. They also created and performed for two years the original comedy material for Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity in Las Vegas. The Complete Deaths, in which they perform every one of Shakespeare's onstage deaths, opened at Brighton Festival in May 2016, before an international tour. Tim Crouch is a British Obie award winning theatre maker. His plays include An Oak Tree, The Author, and Adler & Gibb. For the RSC he has directed King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, and I, Cinna/ (the poet). He was adaptor and director of Spymonkey's The Complete Deaths.