Joseph is Associate director on the RSC’s production of Matilda the Musical. He was Resident director on the West End production for two years and, as Associate to Matthew Warchus, he has gone on to direct productions of Matilda in South Africa and Japan, as well as the international tour.
Joseph’s production of The Producers at the Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town won the 2021 Fleur du Cap award for Best Production.
Further directing credits include Gypsy (The Mill at Sonning), Half a Sixpence (Arts Educational Schools), Singin’ in the Rain (The Mill at Sonning), Macbeth (The Shakespeare Project), Guys & Dolls (The Mill at Sonning), Bard from the Barn (The Barn Theatre, Cirencester), My Fair Lady (The Mill at Sonning) and Snoopy the Musical (Jermyn Street Theatre).
Joseph trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
He appeared in plays at the Royal National Theatre, the RSC, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, The West Yorkshire Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, The New Vic (Stoke on Trent), as well as in several West End and touring musicals including Singin’ in the Rain, Chicago, Sunset Boulevard, Me and My Girl, Anything Goes, Oklahoma! and The Boyfriend.
Joseph is co-creator of Game for Fame, which reached the top of Amazon.co.uk’s best-selling board game list for the three Christmases running and he is co-director of TextileArtist.org, an online training hub for people passionate about creating contemporary art using classic textile and mixed media techniques.
Fresh, classy and inventive. A gem of a show. About as good as it gets. Stripped down but somehow increased in vitality.
THE TELEGRAPH, GUYS AND DOLLS ★★★★★
Joseph Pitcher’s direction is beautifully defined providing a perfect package of sardonic escapism.
MUSICAL THEATRE REVIEW, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN ★★★★★
Director Joseph Pitcher conjures up a tangible air of the Victorian surge in spiritualism with the most successful witches I have seen in any production.
THE REVIEWS HUB, MACBETH ★★★★★
Skilfully directed by Joseph Pitcher in this rambunctious, splendid production.
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE, GUYS AND DOLLS ★★★★★
You’ll be hard pressed to find a more impressive show in London than this production.
BROADWAY WORLD, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN ★★★★★
Beautifully dark, intriguing, intense and completely captivating.
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE, MACBETH ★★★★★
This is a tough show to resist…an effervescent revival.
THE TIMES, GUYS AND DOLLS ★★★★
In Joseph Pitcher’s perfectly proportioned production, music, glamour and charm, and a surprise splash or two has rarely been so joyous!
THE STAGE, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN ★★★★
This ebullient, pocket-sized staging at the bijou theatrical powerhouse outside of Reading draws you into its emotional core.
MAIL ON SUNDAY, GUYS AND DOLLS ★★★★
Last year the director knocked it out of the park with a meticulously pared down production of My Fair Lady; this year Pitcher raises the bar with another inventive boutique staging of a Broadway classic…The real colour comes from Pitcher, who has slightly tweaked the tone of this classic, exposing the darker elements of the story but also bringing balance for a modern audience.
THE STAGE, GUYS AND DOLLS ★★★★