Playwright and writer for films

Joe Harbot is a graduate of the Royal Court Writers’ Programme and has had work performed at the Royal Court, Young Vic, Soho Theatre and Southwark Playhouse.  He has worked with a number of new writing theatre companies, including Headlong, Paines Plough and Nabokov.  His first play, The Boy on the Swing, was staged at Live Theatre Newcastle, directed by Jeremy Herrin, and again at The Arcola in 2011. Joe's latest play A NEW AND BETTER YOU premiered at The Yard Theatre in June 2018.




Longlisted for Bruntwood 2017

Director Cheryl Gallacher
The Yard Theatre
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
    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
    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