Ed O’Driscoll – Executive Director, AIR in G

Ed’s experience in the arts world combines a successful career as a commercial theatre producer with that of a performer and arts professional. As a producer he has created and toured more than twenty number one productions including stage adaptations of ‘Dad’s Army’, ‘Porridge’ and ‘Shaun the Sheep’ - the last of which played in the Middle East after 12 months on the road in the UK. In front of the curtain he was principal performer in the hit concert ‘Masters of the Musical’ for more than a decade presenting at more than 100 UK venues each year.

In addition to these commitments he also founded the Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation ‘Arts in Rural Gloucestershire’ (AIR in G) in 2000 and has worked for the charity since that time as Executive Director. He is Chair of Theatre Gloucestershire, sits on the Board of the NRTF (National Rural Touring Forum) and is currently researching an MA in Social Media at Birmingham City University.