Toby is a Bristol-based playwright, director and creative practitioner with 20 years’ professional experience, who has worked in a wide variety of theatres across the UK, and whose plays are regularly produced internationally. He is a graduate of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where he received the Dennis Cartledge Award.
His recent work includes One Small Step for Oxford Playhouse; Beowulf and The Railway Children for Bristol Old Vic Theatre School; Medusa, Minotaur and War Game for Bristol Old Vic; The Ready Steady Colour Christmas Feast for Unicorn Theatre; and To Dream Again for Polka Theatre/Theatr Clwyd, which has won the AAET 2018 Distinguished Play Award. He is currently directing Jack and the Beanstalk for Oxford Playhouse, Little Red Riding Could for Roustabout, and preparing to write a new Nordic Noir comedy for The Barn.
Toby is a regular tutor at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where he teaches ‘Acting, Improvisation, Clowning and Performing for a Younger Audience’, and directs touring schools’ productions. A former teacher, he also works regularly in schools in the Bristol area, leading workshops on acting, writing and directing.