Joe Hill-Gibbins

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Joe Hill-Gibbins (born 1977 as Joseph Hill-Gibbins) is a British theatre director. He is an Artistic Associate of the Young Vic Theatre in London.


Hill-Gibbins was born and raised in Surrey by his parents, a car salesman and a primary school secretary. He read Drama at Manchester University.


Hill-Gibbins directed his first professional production, Wallace Shawn’s A Thought In Three Parts, as winner of the 2002 James Menzies-Kitchen Trust Award for young directors.

He trained at the Royal Court Theatre, both as an assistant director to Dominic Cooke, James Macdonald and Ian Rickson, and as a senior script reader in the literary office. In 2004 he became Trainee Associate Director at the Royal Court, helping curate the Young Writer’s Festival for which he directed A Girl In A Car With A Man by Rob Evans.

In 2006 Hill-Gibbins joined the staff of the Young Vic theatre. After directing Bertolt Brecht’s one-act comedy A Respectable Wedding in a new translation by Rory Bremner,[1] he became an Associate Director. In 2010 he was appointed Deputy Artistic Director and directed acclaimed productions of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie[2] and The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh,[3] which returned to the theatre in 2011.[4]

In 2011 he also directed Penelope Skinner's new play The Village Bike at the Royal Court.[5]

Directing credits include[edit]

  • The Girlfriend Experience by Alecky Blythe (2008 Royal Court and Drum Plymouth, 2009 Young Vic)[12]
  • Family Plays: The Good Family by Joakim Pirinen & The Khomenko Family Chronicles by Natalia Vorozhbit (2007 Royal Court Theatre)
  • A Girl In A Car With A Man by Rob Evans (2004 Royal Court)
  • The One with the Oven by Emma Rosoman (2002 Royal Court)


  1. ^ Independent "The Independent" April 10, 2007
  2. ^ Independent On Sunday "The Independent On Sunday" November 19, 2010
  3. ^ The Guardian "The Guardian" July 22, 2010
  4. ^ London Evening Standard "London Evening Standard" July 27, 2011
  5. ^ The Telegraph "The Telegraph" July 5, 2011
  6. ^ "" February 23, 2013
  7. ^ The Guardian "The Guardian" November 27, 2012
  8. ^ The Observer "The Observer" July 10, 2011
  9. ^ The Telegraph "The Telegraph" November 18, 2010
  10. ^ New York Times "New York Times" August 10, 2010
  11. ^ The Guardian "The Guardian" July 26, 2011
  12. ^ What's On Stage "What's On Stage" July 30, 2009
  13. ^ Guardian "The Guardian" April 4, 2008
  14. ^ Guardian "The Guardian" April 5, 2007