Toby Olié is a director, designer and puppeteer. He is also co-artistic director of Gyre & Gimble, a theatre company specialising in puppetry.
Work as director includes: The Wolves in the Walls (Little Angel Theatre/Bristol Old Vic), Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons: A Reimagining (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Hartlepool Monkey (Gyre & Gimble UK tour); The Elephantom (National Theatre/New London Theatre) and associate puppetry director of War Horse (Gillian Lynne Theatre).
Work as puppetry designer/director includes: Pinocchio, Peter Pan, The Light Princess, My Brilliant Friend and Hansel & Gretel (National Theatre), Don Quixote (Royal Shakespeare Company/Garrick Theatre); Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Royal Ballet); The Wind in the Willows (Royal Opera House/Duchess Theatre), Disney’s new staging of The Little Mermaid (in Holland, Moscow & Tokyo); The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic/Trafalgar Studios), Running Wild (Chichester Festival Theatre/Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre/UK tour), A Christmas Carol, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Firework-Maker’s Daughter and Peter Pan (Chichester Festival Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Manchester Royal Exchange), The Secret Garden (Sarasota Ballet) and Goodnight Mister Tom (Duke Of York’s Theatre/UK tour).
Work as a puppeteer onstage includes: War Horse (National Theatre/Gillian Lynne Theatre); Venus and Adonis (Royal Shakespeare Company); Hospitalworks (Theatre-Rites) and Angelo (Little Angel Theatre), and on screen: National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage (BBC One); The Homeless Polar Bear (Greenpeace campaign film) and Mongrels (BBC Three).