As a member of the National Youth Theatre since he was 15 years old, he has taken part in workshops, auditions, helping with Shakespeare for Schools and a 6 week Epic Stages course in London. Here he gained the knowledge and inspiration to pass these skills onto those at The Abbey LAMDA club, where he has helped to teach since 2014.
Toby gained his ATCL (Associate of Trinity College London,) with distinction in 2012 and since then has been teaching pupils aiming towards Festival work and LAMDA exams. He helped with the acting in The Abbey’s production of “Oliver” being employed by the school as Drama Coach. Since then he has taken inspiration from his Voice Squad and LMA years to create and run RAW, (Rapsey Acting Workshops.)
“Our daughter absolutely loves the RAW weeks and it really helps with her LAMDA preparation too. Toby and Gwyneth make it so much fun whilst imparting some real acting skills along the way. Would highly recommend these courses to anyone who has a child interested in acting, whether they require LAMDA or not. Just brilliant!”
TOBY RAPSEY was educated at Woodbridge school where he was a Drama Scholar and was also awarded the first LAMDA Bursary. At Suffolk New College, in 2013 he attained his BTEC Level 3 extended Diploma in Performing Arts gaining distinctions in all three areas. He holds grade 8 from LAMDA and from Trinity Guildhall in Acting, Verse & Prose and in Musical theatre. . In 2019 he graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge with a 2:1 BA (Hons) degree in Performing Arts.
He has gained experience in working with children through his own involvement from the age of 6 years with the award winning choir The Voice Squad and The LMA stage school in Bury St Edmunds. With the choir, he twice reached the national finals of Radio 3 Choir of the Year and has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, the Liverpool Echo Arena and The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. He then spent a year helping to run the cadet section of The Voice Squad.