The Dames Of Fame: Vintage TV: Sunday 6th July: 6pm
The Dames Of Fame: Vintage TV: Tuesday 8th July: 8pm
New! We’ve put together a selection of pop’s most iconic women in our ‘Dames of Fame’ playlist. A juicy mix of everything girl’ from Madonna to Bjork, Chrissie Hynde and Toyah!
The Dames Of Fame: Vintage TV: Sunday 6th July: 6pm
Added more sensational photos of Toyah from a couple of the Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! UK Tour dates, Warehouse 23 in Wakefield (26th April) and the Astor Theatre in Deal (21st June), to the Live 2014 page at Dreamscape Gallery. (Thanks to Alyson & John | Photos © Alyson Evans & John Weston)
Great photo of Toyah’s first rehearsal with the Rock Choir on Tuesday. She performs with them on 19th July at Symphony Hall, Birmingham. This will include a version of ‘Sensational’. View the full photo at Toyah’s Official Twitter or Instagram. Click on the photo to visit the Rock Choir website. (Photo © Toyah Willcox Ltd)
The first series of Secret Diary Of A Call Girl, which originally aired in 2007, is being repeated on Sony TV. Toyah appeared in Episodes Two and Eight of the first series, playing Gail, Mother of the lead character, Belle (played by Billie Piper).
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl: Sony TV: Tuesday 1st July: 10.40pm
Secret Diary Of A Call Girl: Sony TV: Sunday 6th July: 11.50pm
Series One. Episode Eight. After falling out with her agent, Belle meets two women who run a company called Diamond International who invite her into their books. Starring: Billie Piper, Toyah Willcox, Aleksandar Mikic, Jamie Sives, Aislinn Sands and Scarlette O’Harlette.
Sunday Girl – The Blondie Story, repeated on BBC Radio 6 Music early yesterday, is now available to listen to at BBC iPlayer.
A great radio documentary on the band, presented by Toyah. It will remain online for the next six days.
The complete four-part radio version of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, with Toyah in the title role, is currently re-airing on ‘BBC Radio 4 Extra’. This was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.
A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of J. M. Barrie’s tale of childhood adventure starring Toyah Willcox as Peter Pan and Ron Moody as Captain Hook. These audio editions, especially dramatised for BBC Radio, are of timeless stories that have enchanted generations of readers both young and old.
Also starring Roy Hudd as Smee and June Whitfield as Mrs Darling, this sparkling production is directed by award-winning producer Dirk Maggs, with an original music score and stunning sound effects.
JM Barrie – Peter Pan: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Sunday 29th June: 9am/5pm
JM Barrie – Peter Pan: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 30th June: 5am
Spring Cleaning Time Again. Wendy longs for home, but first she and the brothers must be rescued from Captain Hook. Stars Toyah Willcox and Ron Moody. episode 4 of 4.
Screen caps from Toyah’s guest appearance on this morning’s Lorraine. The interview, with Toyah discussing the 35th anniversary of Quadrophenia, is available to watch at ITV Player, or at the ITV website. Click on the caps to view larger versions.
The book marking the 35th anniversary of the release of the film, Quadrophenia: A Way Of Life – Inside The Making Of Britain’s Greatest Youth Film, by Simon Wells is out now.
Catch up on Lorraine with ITV Player
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Toyah has so far played four ACOUSTIC, UP CLOSE & PERSONAL dates, in Buxton, Lowther, Northampton and Bishop’s Cleeve on Sunday night. There are plenty more to come over the next few months:
ACOUSTIC SET WITH CHRIS WONG & COLIN HINDS
24 JULY: YORK / THE DUCHESS
25 JUL: SETTLE, N YORKSHIRE / VICTORIA HALL
2 SEP: NORWICH / MADDERMARKET THEATRE
5 SEP: STROUD / THE SUBSCRIPTION ROOMS
6 SEP: TOTNES / SOUTH DEVON ARTS CENTRE
26 SEP: BARNSLEY / BIRDWELL VENUE
2 OCT: SURREY / HARELQUIN THEATRE
3 OCT: SHOREHAM / ROPETACKLE ARTS
10 OCT: NR FLETHCING, E SUSSEX / TRADING BOUNDARIES
30 OCT: HOWDEN / SHIRE HALL
9 NOV: EVESHAM / REGAL CINEMA
The Acoustic, Up Close & Personal dates have run throughout 2014 as an extended series of gigs rather than in a single-month tour.
Over the last four months Toyah has played 14 CRIMSON QUEEN/GREATEST HITS… LIVE! dates in Holmfirth, Nuneaton, Bury St Edmunds, Wimborne, London, Hastings, Clitheroe, Wakefield, Liverpool, Lowestoft, Blyth, Clacton, Isle of Man and Deal. There are still a couple of dates of the tour remaining:
LIVE IN CONCERT WITH FULL TOYAH BAND
7 SEP: DEVON / BUDLEIGH SALTERTON HALL
27 SEP: BUCKLEY / TIVOLI THEATRE
The Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! dates have run throughout 2014 as an extended series of gigs rather than in a single-month tour.
• View more details on the Crimson Queen… dates and links to book tickets here. View all of Toyah’s confirmed live dates for 2014 at The Official Gigs page. Browse all of our Toyah Live 2014 news here.
A fantastic photo of Toyah onstage at the Astor Theatre, Deal, on the latest date of the Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! UK Tour, and with John at the “Meet & Greet”. Click below to view the full versions of these at Dreamscape Gallery. (Thanks to Brian & John | Photos © Brian Marsh & John Weston)
Toyah and Chris Wong with Asher and Tracy on Saturday evening at the Astor Theatre, Deal date of the Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! UK Tour. Click below to view the full versions of these, and more, at Dreamscape Gallery (Thanks to Asher | All photos © Asher Meekins)
On Saturday July 12th the city will host Rocking Through the Decades, a free show that will see a range of musical acts from various decades perform to the crowds. Representing the 70s, for instance, will be the three Dynamos from Mamma Mia, while Toyah Willcox – who is best known for songs like It’s a Mystery and Thunder in the Mountains – will be there to showcase the sounds of the 1980s.
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Great photos of Toyah last night at the Astor Theatre, Deal, on the latest date of the Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! UK Tour. Click below to view the full versions of these, and more, at Dreamscape Gallery. Tonight Toyah plays a, sold out, Acoustic, Up Close & Personal concert at Tithe Barn, Bishop’s Cleeve. (Thanks to Angus | All photos © Angus Turner)
For a superstar who writes songs about the universe, Toyah Willcox is surprisingly down-to-earth. Performing for the first time in the Peel Centenary Centre, and for the second time in the island, she sung her lungs out to a nearly sold out theatre.
The pyramid seating of the theatre gave everyone a wonderful view as the white backstage turned to neon green and coral pink. The lights then shifted the hue farther as the band members walked out.
They took their positions, all wearing predominantly black clothing so our star could shine: Toyah. She emerged wearing her iconic eccentricities of a kaleidoscopic T-shirt and space invader accessories. Although her outfit certainly won the prize for uniqueness, her hair no longer wins the prize of weirdest style as ‘Mr Mohican’ (as Toyah named him when he shouted out) was far more exciting.
Toyah didn’t just perform a concert, she was also a personality on the stage; she stopped in-between tracks and spoke to the crowd about what she felt when she wrote the song, or what she felt when she performed it. This was fantastic for the audience as we gained so much insight into the mind of star.
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