toby thompson

toby thompson

performance poet


See Toby at the Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe, August 1st - 27th!

<b>Toby's new one-man show : FOR THE...

Toby's new one-man show : FOR THE RECORD

In association with The Pleasance, 
at Edinburgh Fringe, from 1st - 27th August

This newly conceived show sets Toby's poetry in and amongst the classic songs that so often inspired and surrounded their creation.  As it does so it also celebrates the peculiar allure of music shared and enjoyed as God surely intended - on vinyl - in a slower, more considered way than we're used to in this age of disposable downloads.


"...a wonderful gift for language, a deep sensibility and a penetrating sense of perspective."

Sir Ken Robinson.  Renowned Educationalist and Creativity Expert

Live performance poetry, commissions and collaborations. 

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Toby Thompson is a writer and performer of thoughts and feelings.  Not just his own, but somehow yours too.  His poetry displays his delight in life’s uncertainties and absurdities and his uniquely rhythmic and musical style is lyrical, beguiling, playful and poignant.

"...uniquely musical poetry, performed with passion, wit and charm"

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"...easily one of the most gifted young wordsmiths I have ever had the pleasure to encounter... the discipline and confidence of a seasoned pro."

Akala.  Rapper & founder of the Hip Hop Shakespeare Company

Upcoming Shows

I Wish I Was A Mountain, UK Tour
Various Dates

I Wish I Was A Mountain, UK Tour

Starting at Brighton Festival on  26th May, The UK tour of my new show for kids, produced by the egg theatre Bath, and directed by Lee Lyford.

Secret gigs at Sofar Sounds!
Regular secret gigs...

Secret gigs at Sofar Sounds!

These intimate gigs are often my favourites, but you'll need to sign up...!

Broadway Theatre, Letchworth: A Day To Remember
6:00pm Saturday 10th November  2018

Broadway Theatre, Letchworth: A Day To Remember

On Remembrance weekend, a special performance with renowned community choir City Chorus featuring a stunning choral working of Karl Jenkin's The Armed Man as the backdrop to this gripping and moving poetic tale.

"…one of the most inspired, powerful poets I've heard in years. …talent and passion that put a lot of older writers to shame.   Who knows what primal wellspring he's pulling all this inspiration from, but anyway, world - take notice."

Dizraeli.  Champion Poet, Rapper, Dizraeli & The Small Gods.