As a director, Tolley has a real enthusiasm and passionately believes in the importance of making shows accessible to all, striving to protect the joy of live theatre. The company he founded is proof of his determination to create entertaining musical theatre for people of all ages.
Tolley has a wealth of experience in directing both adults and children but the one production that taught him the skill of strong leadership and the importance of a clear plan was a Nativity with a cast of two hundred children under the age of seven and sixty adults. This helped him develop crucial communication skills with a keen eye for detail.
Tolley is a practitioner
for Bristol Old Vic Young Company and a Drama Teacher for Stagecoach Performing Arts. He has an Enhanced DBS Check, Chaperone Licence and First Aid Trained.
Tolley works effectively as part of a team but also has the ability to work independently. He is not afraid to take risks and can manage groups of people to achieve a collective goal. He is always looking for ways to further these skills and face new challenges.