Joe Harbot

Playwright and writer for films
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Playwright Joe Harbot wrote his first play, Gathered Dust and Dead Skin, when he was just fifteen.

Since then he graduated from the Royal Courts Young Writers Programme and written numerous plays, including The Boy on the Swing (Live Theatre and Arcola), Memories (Southwark Playhouse), as well as a short film, Linked, directed by Jeremy Herrin, which was produced in 2007.

In 2013, Joe's play Potholes had a short run at Theatre 503 and was longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting.




Longlisted: Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting
Producer Made From Scratch
Director Mark Conway
  • David Blair
  • Peter Bourke
  • James Holmes
  • Katie Payne

    Play presented as part of LabFest at Theatre 503 about a man who works in road surfacing

    Theatre 503
    Producer Paines Plough

    Play Taking Steps/Walking commissioned as part of Come to Where I'm From project 

    Brewery Arts Centre
    Director Derek Bond

    One of six new plays in PLAYlist, short plays inspired by a song

    Theatre 503
    Producer Pentabus Theatre
    Director Kate Budgen
  • Ged McKenna
  • Angela Bain
  • Elicia Daly
  • Oliver Mott
  • Charles Reston

    Play set in a village during the annual May Fair

    Latitude Festival
    Director Joe Murphy
    Play for Nabokov's Present: Tense 15 where playwrights and directors have one week to create a piece of work in response to the most important news story of the week
    Southwark Playhouse
    Director Tess Denman-Cleaver
  • David House

    Play for one actor

    Forest Fringe
    Building Works Festival at Live Theatre, Newcastle
    Producer Live Theatre, Newcastle
    Director Jeremy Herrin & Joe Murphy
  • Brian Lonsdale
  • Joe Caffrey
  • Jim Kitson
  • Chris Connel
  • Michael Gunn

    Play about a man working in a large corporation who is offered the chance to meet God

    Building Works Festival at Live Theatre, Newcastle & Arcola Theatre
    Director Jeremy Herrin

    Dark comedy about people trying to find love behind a mountain of paperwork

    Royal Court Theatre
    Director Deborah Bruce

    Produced as part of Bite Size Theatre

    Live Theatre, Newcastle
    Director Jeremy Herrin

    Surreal look at the breakdown of a relationship

    Live Theatre, Newcastle



    Producer Margery Bone
    Director Jeremy Herrin
  • Darren Howie
  • Paul Trussell
  • Charlotte Binns
  • Gez Casey

    Comedy about two men handcuffed together

    Bonafide Films