Bringing a new musical to the stage: A workshop aimed at emerging producers on how a show moves from development into production - working with a creative team, funding, producing choices and the right pathway to opening your show.

Although the session will look in particular at musicals, there will also be lots to learn about producing in general. 

How to Apply

Due to the format of this Zoom masterclass, we have a limited restriction on the number of people who can meaningfully take part. If you’d like the opportunity to attend, please apply by emailing with the subject heading SMITH. Please include your photo, CV and a telephone number.

Applications to attend close at 1pm on Thursday 12 November.

Please note you must be a Masterclass member to apply.
If you have been chosen to take part, you will be notified by Monday 16 November. On the day itself, you will be emailed the Zoom link. If you are selected, but find out that you are unable to attend, please let us know ASAP. 
If you do not hear from us, unfortunately you have not been selected on this occasion. Please see our FAQs for more information.

About Joe

Before the formation of Smith & Brant Theatricals in 2013, Joe was a Partner of McCabe/Smith. There his producing credits included Broadway hit revivals How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and Promises, Promises. In the West End he produced Million Dollar Quartet, and the multi award-winning Sweeney Todd and Spring Awakening.

As Executive Producer of Old Vic Productions from 2006 until early 2017, Joe led the OVP team in producing a wealth of productions including the Olivier Award-winning Jerusalem, Clybourne Park and the critically acclaimed Passion Play, Private Lives, Good People and The Pajama Game. In addition, he represented the company in its role as co-producer with Working Title Films of the smash hit, Billy Elliot the Musical.

Joe is Chief Executive of Stage One and for the past four years he has headed up Stage One, strongly believing in nurturing and supporting the next generation of commercial producers. In 2014 he was instrumental in creating the One Stage season at the St James Theatre.

As a passionate supporter of new writing Joe is proud to be Chair of the Board of the Gate Theatre, one of London's leading new writing theatres.

Prior to this Joe worked as a producer at the National Theatre for 10 years.


Please note, attendance to this masterclass is by application only. Please see above to apply.