Joe Murphy & Joe Robertson
Playwrights of hope
Playwrights and co-founding Artistic Directors of Good Chance Theatre
“People carry with them and are their story, and there’s such a need to just talk. We all need to talk.”
‘The Joes’ know that when art and people come together, the most wondrous stories can interweave in the most desperate places. In 2015 they founded the Good Chance theatre company and built its first temporary space in the Calais Jungle. The theatre starred actors from all corners of the world living in the refugee camp, as well as the likes of Jude Law, Toby Jones, and Benedict Cumberbatch.
The award-winning hope amplifiers went on to open their show The Jungle in London and sell out in New York and San Francisco, and are now harnessing the healing power of theatre around the world. Their most ambitious project to date, The Walk, is an 8,000 km moving festival of welcome from the Turkey/Syria border to the UK. At its heart is Little Amal, a giant puppet representing the hundreds of thousands of unaccompanied children who have been forced to flee their homes.