Joe Robertson

Co-Founder, Good Chance

Joe and Joe are British playwrights and the co-founding Artistic Directors of Good Chance Theatre.

Together, they founded Good Chance, which built its first temporary theatre space in the Jungle refugee camp in Calais in 2015. Good Chance works extensively around the UK, Europe and across the world creating spaces of art, expression and welcome for local and newly arrived people.

Joe & Joe’s first full-length play, The Jungle, opened at the Young Vic Theatre in London in 2018 and moved to the Playhouse Theatre in the West End, before transferring to the US for sell-out runs in New York and San Francisco.

In 2001, Good Chance embarked on The Walk, its most ambitious project to date: an 8,000 km moving festival of welcome from the Turkey/Syria border to Manchester in the UK. At its heart was Little Amal, a character from The Jungle, in the form of a giant puppet, representing the hundreds of thousands of unaccompanied children who have been forced to flee their homes.

Joe and Joe are recipients of the Evening Standard Theatre Award (2016) the Peter Brook Empty Space Award (2016), the Southbank Theatre Award (2018), the Genesis Prize (2018), the Mousetrap Award (2019) and, along with the Cast and Creative Team of The Jungle, an Obie (2019).