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Chortle Award Winner               Sony Nominee            BBC Audio Awards Finalist









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“Superior stand-up skills – very, very funny” – The Guardian

“Likeable, self-deprecating and armed with impeccable timing” – The Dubliner

“A comedy genius” – Metro


Tickets are now available to see me play Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream which is being staged as a promenade, open air production at Heaton Park by the award winning Feelgood Theatre (“a jewel in Manchester’s theatrical crown” – MEN). It will run from July 19th to August 6th. Pre-order your tickets here. Do come, it’s going to be fun.

As Bottom (that’s me with the donkey head on) with Elianne Byrne as Titania and Joseph Jordan, Harry Mace and Nicola Jayne Ingram as Fairies in Feelgood’s forthcoming A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

My Radio 4 play The Dad Who Fell To Earth (nominated for a BBC Audio Drama Award after it was first broadcast in 2015) is to be repeated on July 30th.

I have been commissioned to write another play for Radio 4. It won’t be on until September though (I have to write it first!) but the provisional title is Grand Designs of the Third Kind. Thrilled to be embarking on another one – which will again be produced by Charlotte Riches for the Afternoon Play slot.

The Gypsies, which I recently recorded at Media City,  will be broadcast on Radio 4 soon. 

My Herald obituary for that fine character actor Richard Beale can be found here.

Volume Two of Running Through Corridors ia out now and available from Mad Norwegian Press or Amazon (or in the shops), whilst Dead Funny: Encore (a volume of short horror stories by comedians which features a piece by me nestling amongst works by more estimable types like Stewart Lee, James Acaster, Robin Ince and Rufus Hound) is out now.

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6 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Hi Toby,

    I really enjoyed your radio 4 play (say that phrase rather quickly for instant hilarity…). Impressive juggling act between daft jokes and real emotion – with a soupcon of who-isms for the cognoscenti. Cheers!

    Dave McG

  2. Adored your play “The Man Who Fell to Earth”. It became quite sad towards the end – for those of us who have lost our parents will know. All in all, great stuff indeed.

  3. Hi Toby enjoying reading “running through corridors two” greatly ( when does vol 3 come out ? I hope the what between volumes isnt too long this time) but on page 119 you say Robert Holmes made up the word “Tellurian”. Sorry he didn’t make it up, it’s rooted in latin, meaning “things of or pertaining to the earth”
    One of the things I still love about Dr Who is it often sends me scurrying for the dictionary, though Robert Holmes does that more than most writers. He sent me to look “Tellurian” up when I watched the repeat in the five faces of Dr Who back in 81.
    When does the dvds of “moths” etc come out ?

    Best Wishes

    1. Ah, I sit corrected. Nice nugget of info, thanks. And thanks for reading.

      Not sure re: DVDs and Volume Three. Hopefully there latter won’t be as long: I prodded Rob the other day. Watch this space…

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