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Joe is a Dramatist with more than fifty professionally produced works to his name. His adaptation of the award winning Robert Swindells novel, ‘Stone Cold’ is now on the welsh GCSE Syllabus. He is also a drama tutor for the highly acclaimed SLP Theatre School in Leeds, delivering sessions in classic and modern texts for the Trinity Drama Syllabus. Joe is an experienced workshop facilitator working with school, colleges, excluded young people and community groups. He completed an MA in Screenwriting from Liverpool John Moores University in 2004.


Joe adapts novels into stage plays for Oxford University Press, Heinemann and Harcourt Education. He also produces script based training material for various sectors with the NHS and the Social Care Institute for Excellence. In addition, he writes professional Pantomime scripts for large scale venues.

Joe has twenty years professional experience as an actor for large, medium and small scale theatre. He played the Tin Woodsman in the recent sell out production of The Wizard of Oz at the Lowry, along side Lorna Luft. Television roles include characters on Shameless, Hollyoaks, Clocking Off & Stan The Man.

Publications include Exchanges (2005 OUP) and play adaptations of Robert Swindells’ Brother in the Land (2004 OUP), Daz 4 Zoe (2000 Heinemann), Room 13 (1999 Heinemann) and Stone Cold (1993 Stanley Thornes).

Workshops and performance

Joe specialises in character and story structure and is committed to designing bespoke workshop packages including all forms of drama and creative writing.
Recent projects include;

'Generation 2, Livertopia' Working with six schools to write, rehearse and produce a comedy show for the 2009 Capital of `culture celebrations.
'Liverpool Biennial' a series of writing workshops inspired by the art work.
'Our Walton' a cross generational local History DVD project,
'Find Your Talent' Masterclass writing sessions for the Bluecoat in Liverpool.

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"That was the best drama lesson I've ever had"
3rd Year Student SLP College

"Your input was one of the highlights of the course"Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts PGCE course
"Fun, worth not skiving for"

For details contact
The Windows Project > 1-27 Bridport Street, Liverpool L3 5QF , England

Please contact the Project first on 0771 0644 325 or email to check details etc.

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