Archive for June, 2013

The Older Woman (Ep 6): BBC iPlayer

June 29th, 2013

The sixth episode of The Older Woman is now available to listen to at BBC iPlayer.

It will remain online until early next Friday morning.

This is the final epsiode of Series One. A second series was made and aired in 1994 on ‘BBC Radio 4′ but I’m pretty sure that Toyah, or her character, didn’t appear.

• View all of Dreamscape’s recent news on The Older Woman.

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Toyah on TV: Tales Of The Unexpected

June 29th, 2013

Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts 2: Wednesday 10th July: 12.50pm/5.50pm
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts 2: Thursday 11th July: 4.50am

Blue Marigold. Series 5, Episode 1. Dropped by her agency for her diva-like behaviour, supermodel Marigold’s mental health deteriorates. Years later, she plots a comeback. Director: Giles Foster. Starring: Toyah Willcox, Ralph Bates, Sharon Duce, Helen Fraser, Billy Hamon, Edward Jewesbury.


Breaking Through: 20:13 / 01.07.13

June 29th, 2013

The next edition of Breaking Through: Toyah’s Official Newsletter will be on 20:13 / 01.07.13 – Sign up to the mailing list by clicking below.

Throwback Thursday: Free ‘Sugar Rush’ Song

June 27th, 2013

It’s “Throwback Thursday” and The End Records are offering everyone a free download of Small Town Psychopath from The Humans album Sugar Rush. Toyah for free via!

Jack Up The 80s: Make A Date With Toyah

June 27th, 2013

Toyah Willcox says she can’t wait to play Jack Up The 80′s.

When we caught up with her recently Toyah said “I love the IOW it’s such a pretty place. I last played on the Island in the mid 90′s.”

Toyah first hit the charts in 1981 with the Four from Toyah EP. It’s A Mystery was the big hit on the EP and lots more hits followed.

Join Toyah on Sunday afternoon, 11th August as she takes the Island by storm in a not-to-be-missed appearance…

• Continue reading at Jack Up The 80s.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

June 27th, 2013

Rock The Stadium: Another great photo of Toyah onstage in fantastic Falkirk at the weekend. (Photo © Rock The Stadium/Emma Gray Photography)

Toyah @ Twitter: WHY? – This is sad but it really doesn’t surprise me. There is no respect for anything these days. Weekend Guitar Trio/Toyah Willcox/Jan Bang – “Live at King’s Place”: A review of the album (in Estonian, I think!)

Wave 102: Interviews: Dave chats to Toyah Willcox – Not me, Dave from ‘Wave 102′. A recent audio interview, scroll down the page to listen.

DVD Active: Doctor Who: Regeneration (UK – DVD R2): Toyah is mentioned in this, frankly, massive review of the new Doctor Who box set – The last couple of scenes with William Hartnell have a sense of eeriness to them, as you can see that The Doctor really isn’t well and he cryptically says something to Ben and Polly before heading off into the TARDIS and falling over shortly afterward; it’s easy to imagine that young viewers at the time must have been scared when they watched it, as the concept of regeneration hadn’t been mentioned then, let alone stuck in the public consciousness like it is today and Toyah Wilcox said it best in Thirty Years in the TARDIS, when she said  “in my eyes, he was dying“.

The Daily Courier: A Comic Look At Ageism and Sexism

June 26th, 2013

A new article on The Power Of Three. The film has its Canadian premiere this weekend.

Getting The Power of Three made into a feature-length film on a shoestring budget was a labour of love for all involved.And according to its Lake Country-based writer/producer, it’s also a case of art imitating life.

“It was basically a decision of three friends to make a movie that people our age would like,” said Ann Cameron, who wrote the screenplay and produced it. “So before we wised up and knew any better, that’s what we did.”

Set for it’s Canadian premiere June 29 at Creekside Theatre, The Power of Three is a feel-good comedy about three 50-something actresses who reunite after many years apart, with the idea of making a film and resurrecting their moribund careers at the same time. Filmed in and around Hampstead, London, England in 2009-10, it stars British actress Toyah Willcox as Michelle, South African native Brumilda Van Rensburg as Olivia and Cameron’s first cousin, Torontonian Robin Craig of Wind at My Back and Degrassi fame as Lizzie.

• Continue reading at The Daily Courier. View Dreamscape’s recent news on the film here.

Toyah on ‘Daybreak’

June 25th, 2013

A screen cap of Toyah guesting on ITV’s early morning breakfast programme Daybreak last Wednesday. She appeared alongside Dr Hilary Jones to discuss palliative care. I’ll add a few more caps from the programme soon. (Thanks to Alec Kelly)

Live 2013: Rock The Stadium

June 24th, 2013

Toyah at Rock The Stadium in Falkirk on Saturday, playing the ‘Here and Now’ concert alongside Paul Young, Altered Images, Five Star and many more. View other photos here and here. Click below to view a larger version of the photo. (Thanks to @RockTheStadium)

BBC Radio Solent: Alex Dyke: Toyah Interview

June 24th, 2013

Toyah guested on Alex Dyke’s show on ‘BBC Radio Solent’ last Wednesday. The show is available to listen to at BBC iPlayer until this coming Wednesday afternoon.

She talks “retro Toyah” on tv (Tales Of The Unexpected, The Corn Is Green, Minder), the festivals she will be playing this Summer, the Love Is The Law & More tour and more. There’s also plays of ‘I Want To Be Free’ and ‘It’s A Mystery’.

• The interview begins at approximately 1hr 37minutes into the show and runs for around 12 minutes. Listen here.

Toyah Looks Forward to ‘Jack Up The 80s’

June 24th, 2013

A great photo of Toyah, looking forward to playing the Jack Up The 80s festival later in the Summer. ‘Jack Up The 80s’ say “80′s icon Toyah is gearing up for her performance on Sunday 11th August at Jack Up The 80′s!“. View a larger version of the photo by clicking below, and further info on ‘Jack Up The 80s’ here. (Thanks to @JackUpThe80s)

Toyah @ Twitter & Instagram

June 24th, 2013

Toyah @ Twitter & Instagram: Toyah has been tweeting and Instagramming photos a-plenty over the last few weeks: Love Is The Law & More, WillyFred, fanmail, food, Robert Fripp, Rock The Stadium…

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Evening Express: Midge & Toyah Play Aberdeen

June 22nd, 2013

Midge Ure and Toyah Willcox to play Aberdeen gig

Concert in tribute to former university union bar

A former Aberdeen university union is to be marked with a 1980s gig. The University of Aberdeen’s union bar will be remembered at The Lemon Tree on August 17, with Midge Ure and Toyah Willcox joining the line-up.

• Continue reading at the Aberdeen Evening Express.

Worcester Standard: Upton Music Festival 2013

June 22nd, 2013

Readers in with chance of becoming a high-flying VIP

The countdown to one of Worcestershire’s biggest ever music festivals has begun and to celebrate we are offering one lucky reader the chance to win an exclusive prize to ensure they arrive in style.

Upton Music Festival, which takes place over the August Bank Holiday from August 23 to 25, has unveiled its best ever line up including soul legend Alexander O’Neal, 70s rockers Slade, Neville Staple and Pershore’s very own Toyah Willcox.

• Continue reading at the Worcester Standard.

The Falkirk Herald: Falkirk Prepares

June 22nd, 2013

Falkirk prepares to welcome thousands of music fans

Die-hard fans began queueing for tonight’s Ronan Keating concert 12 hours before he was due on stage.

The former Boyzone singer kicks the celebrations off tonight, while tomorrow its the turn of some of the Best of the 80’s, featuring scintillating sets from the likes of Midge Ure, Altered Images, Five Star, T’Pau and Toyah.

• Continue reading at The Falkirk Herald.