Joe is an award-winning director from the North of England. He has followed Told by an Idiot's work since seeing their 2013 production of Too Clever By Half at the Royal Exchange in Manchester. He began working with the company on the 2021 tour of Get Happy and in 2022 was Associate Director on Kill Will for the Craiova International Shakespeare Festival in Romania.  Outside of Told by an Idiot, he works across plays, devised work and musicals. In recent years, Joe has collaborated with Jonathan Harvey (writer of the film Beautiful Thing), Bruntwood prize-winning playwright Andy Sheridan and Lotte Wakeham (Artistic Director of Octagon Theatre). In 2018, Joe was selected by London’s renowned Young Vic as one of their supported directors. From 2019 to 2021, he was Youth Theatre Director at the Bolton Octagon.