Trinity College of Music and Royal Academy of Music (DipRAM)
Toby is also an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
Musical direction credits include:
Rock Follies (Chichester Festival Theatre) The Secret Life of Bees (Almeida Theatre) The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (Westend and UK Tour) Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (Aldwych Theatre) The Wind in the Willows (London Palladium/UK Tour) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) Calendar Girls (UK tour) Sunshine On Leith (West Yorkshire Playhouse) The Wizard of Oz (Sheffield Crucible) Oliver! (UK Tour), Avenue Q (UK Tour) The Menier Chocolate Factory production of
Little Shop of Horrors (UK Tour) The Braille Legacy (Charing Cross Theatre), and a series of symphonic concerts with Joss Stone.
As Children's Musical Director: Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane).
Associate Musical Director: Little Shop Of Horrors, (Duke of York’s/Ambassadors).
Assistant Musical Director credits include: Les Miserables (Queens Theatre), This Is My Family (Sheffield Theatres) Mamma Mia! (International Tour), Tracy Beaker Gets Real (UK Tour). Cover conductor/Keys 4 for Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales/Novello).
Chichester Festival Theatre
Nigel Lilley and Toby Higgins musical arrangements of the score is inspired and their 5-piece band is sensational. With The Sound Of Music playing just across the driveway in the Festival Theatre it is likely that right now Chichester is home to some of the finest performances in the country.
Jonathan Baz Reviews
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
"The orchestra, conducted by Toby Higgins, skilfully work their way through an excellent score" London Theatre 1
"This brilliant piece of writing has rarely been bettered and is a perfect example of Dickensian life and language. The score, a masterpiece of light and shade, directed vibrantly by Toby Higgins, complements the lyrics, and the whole mesmerises the rapt audience from start to finish."
SUNSHINE ON LEITH
"Toby Higgins’ musical direction takes the salty, Celtic rock of The Proclaimers and expands their hits with a full-blooded musical arrangement, underpinned with vibrant acoustic guitars and a powerful ensemble chorus." Entertainment Focus
WIZARD OF OZ
"In the same way, all the performances combine picture-book clarity and emotional heft (a quality also of the live music, stunningly performed under Toby Higgins’s direction)" Guardian