Joseph Purdue is a composer and lyricist from the United Kingdom. He has written music and lyrics for three original musicals, 'Legends Of Arahma', 'Catfish' and 'A Tale of Fellowship'. His works have been performed multiple times in London and have featured many West End stars, including Tom Hier, Jodie Steele and Kerry Ellis.
He also works as a freelance arranger, orchestrator and audio producer. In 2020 he wrote chords, vocal harmonies and created orchestrations for the new eco-musical 'Treeson', as well as producing the concept album. He then was a co-orchestrator for the new musical, 'For Tonight', for which he also produced the concept album.
Joseph has also composed for many short films and hopes to transition into full length features in the future. His passion for film scores has certainly found its way into his stage work, which is most evident in 'Legends Of Arahma'. After completing a first draft of this score, he sent a few samples to Stephen Schwartz, who enjoyed the music and kindly offered to meet with him to give advice on the 'craft' of writing lyrics. It was an invaluable experience for the composer.
Currently, Joseph is orchestrating two musicals - a new adaption of 'Pinocchio' and a WW1 musical called 'Into The Sun'. He is also composing the original score for a wildlife documentary set in Kenya.