Ed is a playwright, comedy writer and poet based in Brighton. Before finding his feet as a writer, Ed was a bin man, care-worker, amusements lackey on Brighton Pier, and even spent one winter as a husky trainer in Lapland. Ed’s first major play Mongrel Island was commissioned by Soho Theatre and opened Steve Marmion’s first season as Artistic Director in July 2011. His other plays include The Cow Play, What The Thunder Said (which won the Writers’ Guild Award for Best Children’s Play 2017), and Never Ever After (shortlisted for the Meyer-Whitworth Award). His first opera, A Shoe Full of Stars was described as a “comic opera for children… about terrorism!” and won the international YAM Award in 2018 for Best Opera. Ed has also become one of BBC Radio Drama’s most regularly commissioned and highly acclaimed dramatists in the time since his first radio play Porshia was produced in 2007. Between 2011 and 2015 he won a Sony Gold/Radio Academy Award for The Resistance of Mrs Brown, a Writers’ Guild Award for Troll, and a BBC Audio Drama Award for Billions.
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