Ed is an award-winning lighting designer. Starting out life as a followspot operator at the Oxford Playhouse, Ed began lighting shows in black box theatres as a student before scaling up to design for full-size venues across the UK and abroad. His most recent work was with a touring production of Peer Gynt (Gruffdog, 2017), for which he received a commendation for design by the National Student Drama Festival. Earlier credits include an international touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (OUDS with Thelma Holt, 2016) of the UK and Japan, Fatzer (Di Trevis, June 2016), Rhinoceros (Gruffdog, May 2016), and Ballyturk (Straightface, March 2016). Curlew River was Ed’s first design for opera, and presented a particularly exciting opportunity for a site-specific lighting design.