Toby talks through his award winning theatre show The Eulogy of Toby Peach as he tries to answer the question ‘How am I still here?’. One in two of us will experience cancer first-hand and now Toby Peach brings this universal issue to the stage.
The Eulogy of Toby Peach is the story of his journey with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes that he faced at the age of 19 and again at 21. Toby didn’t know what cancer was, what happens when it’s treated and the effects it can have. Join Toby as he enters the (not so) exclusive Cancer Club; sample chemotherapy cocktails, select the perfect funeral playlist and marvel at Willy Wonka’s life-saving stem cell machine. From diagnosis to remission, relapse and treatment, experience a young man's journey with cancer in this honest, fascinating and inspiring exploration of modern science and the wonders of the human body. The Eulogy of Toby Peach is a discovery of self-mortality and this original piece explores a true story and an important and difficult subject in a refreshing, insightful and humorous way.
This talk will explore the story of the show, the impact and why telling autobiographical stories can be tough but worth it.
Toby Peach, Winner of the 2015 IdeasTap Underbelly Award and ‘Pick of the Week’ award at Vault festival 2016.
Toby is a Theatre-Maker, Director, Actor and Facilitator.
Director with one of Islington Community Theatre's Youth Theatre groups, he is self
trained in Community Theatre. He is an Associate with theatre-makers Coney and KIT Theatre and a keen collaborator and deviser. As a facilitator, Toby has worked with a wide range of participants and had the pleasure of working both nationally and internationally. He also likes coffee, music and running