The Boy and the Beast

Toby is creating puppetry for the stage adaptation of Studio Chizu’s animated film The Boy and the Beast, which premieres at the JR East Theatre, Tokyo on 30 April 2022.
The story follows Kyuta, an orphan who stumbles into a fantastical world of beasts, where he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice. But when a darkness threatens the human and beast worlds, the bond between this unlikely pair will be put to the ultimate test.
With script and lyrics by Chikae Takahashi and direction by Gō Aoki, Toby is the only British member of the creative team, and the production marks his third collaboration with Shiki Theatre Company (following Disney’s The Little Mermaid and A Robot in the Garden).
For more information on the production, visit Shiki’s official website HERE

101 Dalmatians

After being postponed in 2020, this new musical adaptation of Dodie Smith’s classic story is coming to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in London from 12 July – 28 August 2022.
Toby is designing and directing the canine cast of the show, which is directed by Tim Sheader, with set design by Colin Richmond, costume designs by Katrina Lyndsay and choreography by Liam Steel.
More information and ticket booking can be found HERE