Hello! I’m Toby. I am a freelance actor, writer and dramaturge. After graduating from the University of East Anglia with first class honours in Scriptwriting and Performance, I went on to work for a wide variety of companies and productions, including Madame Tussauds London, before settling into my current role as a company dramaturge for Laughing Mirror Theatre.

In 2017 I received the Julian award for Best Short Play and I have been twice-nominated for the David and Jo Spinks Prize for Drama. I have also been reliably described as a decent chess-player, a chronic tea-drinker and a professional shambles.

I’m currently based in the North East, and at the minute I’m developing an original play for children.

Previous Work:

Laughing Mirror Theatre

Dramaturge - Bite2021 (Upcoming)

Dramaturge – The Date – March 2021

Script Editor – Defective Inspec tor: An American OdysseyOctober 2019

Script Editor – Seasoned ProfessionalsAugust 2019


Minotaur Theatre Company

Script Selection Committee – Creative Writing Slot 2018 – February 2018

Writer – Vaudeville Hearts November 2017 (Winner of the Julian Award for Best Short Play)

Script Selection Committee – Creative Writing Slot 2017 – February 2017

Writer – PandoraNovember 2016

Script Selection Committee – Minotaur Shorts Festival 2016 – September 2016

Historical Consultant – The Hours Before EpsomApril 2016

Mad Dogs and Englishmen Theatre Company

Script Editor – Too Loud a SolitudeMay 2018

Roaring Women: American Writers

Script Editor and Director – The VergeOctober 2017

Irstead Theatre Company

Writer – The Faithful Interpreter – June 2017


Writer – Identity CrisisMay 2017

Marmalade Theatre Company

Writer - Frank and JenJune 2016


Script Advisor – Forever Young – September 2020 (Independent Short Film)