Leigh Toney

Leigh Toney

Director and Youth Theatre practitioner

  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

Leigh graduated from Brunel University with first class honours in Modern Drama.

Since then she has been working as a freelance facilitator - specialising in work with young people.

This work has led to her working with Theatre Royal Plymouth and touring work to the National Theatre as part of the Connections project. 

She is co-founder and Artistic Director of The Age We Are - a company based in the South West providing development opportunities for young theatre makers before starting formal training. Their last 2 productions received 4 star reviews at Edinburgh Fringe.

She has recently receive a JMK Regional Directors bursary to assist on the European Premier of Peter and the Starcatcher at the Royal and Derngate Northampton.

Leigh travels extensively for work and has just completed a world tour. 



Work History

Director - 'Don't Say That' - The Age We Are - Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Nov 2015 - Present

Event Manager - Creative Director - Volvo Ocean Race

Sep 2014 - Jul 2015

Director - 'Inevitable' - The Age We Are - From Devon With Love & Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Oct 2013 - Aug 2014

Theatre Practitioner - Young Company Acting - Theatre Royal Plymouth

Mar 2013 - Aug 2014

Artistic Director - Teignmouth Youth Theatre - TYKES

Sep 2008 - Jul 2014

Assistant Director - 'Eliza and the Wild Swans' - Wardrobe Ensemble/Bike Shed Theatre

Oct 2013 - Jan 2014

Director - New Writing Development showcase - Theatre Royal Plymouth

Apr 2013 - Jun 2013


Modern Drama - BA (1st class hon) - Brunel University

Sep 2004 - Jul 2007


  • Event Management
  • Facilitation
  • Artistic Director
  • Creative Direction
  • Devising
  • Music Theatre
  • New Writing
  • Physical Theatre
  • Producing
  • Research
  • Theatre
  • theatre for young audiences
  • Youth Theatre