Venus and Adonis

This summer Toby is puppeteering Adonis in the RSC’s unique staging of William Shakespeare’s romantic poem Venus and Adonis. Originally staged in 2004, RSC Artistic Director Greg Doran revives this puppetry masque which was inspired by Japanese Bunraku theatre.
Toby will be joining original puppeteers Rachel Leonard and Lynn Robertson-Bruce in the production, which marks his first time performing since finishing in the West End cast of War Horse in 2011.
You can book tickets HERE


The Hartlepool Monkey

As part of their company Gyre & Gimble, Toby and Finn Caldwell are directing The Hartlepool Monkey –an anarchic new comedy inspired by the infamous costal myth of the same name.
Written by Kneehigh associate Carl Grose, the production will reunite the creative team behind Gyre & Gimble’s first hit show The Elephantom.
Produced by Fuel in association with Stratford Circus Arts Centre, The Hartlepool Monkey opens in September before embarking on a UK tour, tickets will be on sale soon. More information on the project can be found HERE


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Since its 2011 world premiere in London, Christopher Wheeldon’s new ballet of Lewis Carroll’s classic story has continued to enchant audiences across Canada, Japan, Scandinavia, Munich and Australia. This Autumn the production returns to the Royal Opera House for a limited run from 27th September – 28th October.
Featuring Toby’s larger than life Cheshire Cat and a host of other weird and wonderful puppetry elements, the ballet was his first time collaborating with designer Bob Crowley.
You can book tickets HERE



Toby is creating puppetry for a brand new production of Pinocchio opening this December at the National Theatre in London.
Featuring the songs from the Disney animated movie, the show is directed by John Tiffany and written by Dennis Kelly, and is Toby’s third time collaborating with designer Bob Crowley after Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 2011 and Disney’s The Little Mermaid in 2012.
You can book tickets HERE


Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

As part of his company Gyre & Gimble, Toby is co-directing this reimagining of Vivaldi’s pictorial masterpiece. A troupe of puppeteers and a quintet of classical musicians will conjure a poetic and emotional narrative in response to Max Richter’s acclaimed recomposition of The Four Seasons.
The production marks Toby’s third time working as co-directors with Finn Caldwell, and the pair will reunite with designer Paul Wills to bring this unprecedented collaboration to the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe.
You can book tickets HERE


The Little Mermaid

Shiki Theatre’s new staging of Disney’s acclaimed animated film continues its run in Japan, with productions playing in both Nagoya and Fukuoka.
Toby created a host of colourful sea-life for the show, from schools of fish to undulating seahorses -as well as giving animated life to the tentacles of the evil sea witch Ursula.
Visit Shiki’s Japanese site for information and ticket booking HERE