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Great Lives @ BBC iPlayer

September 30th, 2015

greatlives15cThe latest edition of BBC Radio 4′s Great Lives is now available to listen to at BBC iPlayer or download as an mp3. It also airs again on BBC Radio 4 on Friday at 11pm.

The programme includes Toyah discussing Katharine Hepburn.

Dubbed an ‘oddity’ and ‘box office poison’, she liked to goad the press and public with her eccentric behaviour and unconventional love life. Her career in Hollywood spanned six decades, during which she starred alongside other Hollywood greats, including James Stewart, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart and Spencer Tracy.

The four time Oscar award winning actress Katharine Hepburn is this week’s Great Life. She is championed by singer and actress Toyah Willcox. The expert is Dr Mark Glancy – Reader in Film History, at Queen Mary, University of London. The presenter is Matthew Parris. The producer is Perminder Khatkar.

Photo: Toyah Willcox, Matthew Parris and Dr Mark Glancy after the recording of Great Lives. (Photo © BBC)

Theatre Royal Nottingham: 150th Anniversary

September 29th, 2015

“Congratulations on your 150th anniversary. I have always loved working at the Theatre Royal. It is a beautiful venue overflowing with history. Here’s to the next 150 years!”
Toyah Willcox, actress and singer

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Live 2015: Acoustic @ Great Yarmouth

September 29th, 2015

A couple of photos of Toyah from Saturday’s Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date at St. George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth. Toyah plays another 10 Acoustic gigs before the end of the year – Check the list for a date near you at the Official Toyah Gigs page. View larger versions of these photos at the Live 2015 page at Dreamscape’s Gallery. (Photos © Layne Patterson)

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Toyah on TV: Celebrity Fantasy Homes

September 29th, 2015

Celebrity Fantasy Homes: Home: Monday 5th October: 5pm
Celebrities hunt for a new home. Gaby Roslin helps punk-pop princess Toyah Willcox search for a second home, in Richmond upon Thames, with a budget of £650,000.

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Vintage TV: Neil McCormick’s Needle Time

September 29th, 2015

Toyah has already recorded Live With… Toyah for future broadcast on Vintage TV, and has now been interviewed for a new edition of Neil McCormick’s Needle Time which also airs on the music channel. Vintage tweeted a photo from the recording, saying: “Hugely talented and immensely versatile @toyahofficial shares the story of her career, spanning more than 30 years!“. Click below to see the full photo (Photo © Vintage TV)

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Toyah on TV: Live With… Toyah

September 29th, 2015

The, just confirmed by Breaking Through, airdate/time for Live With… Toyah on Vintage TV.

Live With… Toyah: Vintage TV: Wednesday 7th October: 10.30pm
Live With… Toyah: Vintage TV: Monday 12th October: 10.30pm
We’re launching a brand new show where it’s all about the music! From Sister Sledge and Glenn Tilbrook to Hazel O’Connor and Eddi Reader, we’ve invited musical icons to perform up to six tracks from their repertoire. Filmed in an intimate studio setting. ‘Live With’ gives you all the entertainment of live gig, without having to leave your living room!

• Visit the Live With… page at Vintage TV. The music channel is available at: Freeview 242, Sky 369, Virgin Media 343 and Freesat 509. Click below for further info at toyahwillcox.com. (Photo © Vintage TV)

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Aaaaaaaah! Newsy Bits & Pieces!

September 28th, 2015

aaaaaaaah15oOn Demand: Aaaaaaaah! will be released as a digital download and on demand via Icon and Frightfest Presents from 19 October. Further info at horrorchannel.com and toyahwillcox.com.

Aaaaaaaah! at The Electric: Shock & Gore presents Aaaaaaaah! + Steve Oram & Toyah Willcox Q&A Thursday 1st October, 8pm: Screen 2. Tickets are almost sold out – Continue reading…

Aaaaaaaah! Posters: Extremely limited, beautiful 5 layer screen print by Brighton’s finest The Private Press of Jay Shaw’s artwork for Steve Oram’s debut feature AAAAAAAAH! 100 copies only… when they are gone – they are gone! – Continue reading…

Taste Of Cinema: Aaaaaaaah! – VIFF 2015 Review: Aaaaaaaah! is adventurous and bombastic postmodern cinema, full stop. Puritans, the easily offended, the mild-mannered and the populist filmgoer need not apply. And this, trust me, is a very good thing… Utilizing a fully committed and courageous cast of unlikely and unlikeable characters, including alpha male Smith (Oram), his object of affection, Denise (Lucy Honigman), the culinarily-challenged Barbara (Toyah Willcox), the emasculated Jupiter (Julian Barrett), and inept shop clerk, Carl (Noel Fielding). The cast alone ensures Aaaaaaaah!’s cult status while its Beckett-like scenario and savage ravel all but cinches it – Continue reading…

Shooting People: Aaaaaaaah!: One of the cinematic highlights of my year has been watching Steve Oram’s sensational new film “AAAAAAAAH!”… “AAAAAAAAH!” which is perhaps the best sequel I could ever imagine to the original “Planet of the Apes” is funny, obscene, ludicrous, poignant and braver, bolder and better than anything else you will see this year- Continue reading…

Aaaaaaaah! @ Dreamscape: Browse all of our related news…

Horror Channel: FrightFest Presents Titles Announced

September 28th, 2015

aaaaaaaah15bbDiscover true terror on October 19th as Icon Film Distribution and FrightFest, the UK’s leading genre film festival, team up to launch FrightFest Presents, an all-new expert driven social community-building label ready to deliver true shocks and scares straight into your home just in time for Halloween and beyond…FrightFest Presents will bring you the most unsettling feature films from the festival; a series of movies that wowed and earned critical accliam hand-picked by FrightFest directors Alan Jones and Paul McEvoy.

The first phase of six films hand curated by FrightFest Presents will be available to download from October 19 and are: The Sand, Estranged, After Death, Aaaaaaaaah!, Night of the Living Deb and Some Kind of Hate.

• Continue reading at the Horror Channel.

Great Lives: Toyah Willcox on Katharine Hepburn

September 27th, 2015

Dubbed an ‘oddity’ and ‘box office poison’, she liked to goad the press and public with her eccentric behaviour and unconventional love life. Her career in Hollywood spanned six decades, during which she starred alongside other Hollywood greats, including James Stewart, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart and Spencer Tracy.

The four time Oscar award winning actress Katharine Hepburn is this week’s Great Life. She is championed by singer and actress Toyah Willcox. The expert is Dr Mark Glancy – Reader in Film History, at Queen Mary, University of London. The presenter is Matthew Parris. The producer is Perminder Khatkar.

BBC Radio 4: Tuesday 29th September: 4.30pm/Friday 2nd October: 11pm
Great Lives, Series 37 – Episode 9 of 9

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Shropshire Live: Toyah To Perform at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale

September 27th, 2015

shropshirelive15bHousehold name, pop icon, TV presenter and actress Toyah is performing at the Engine Shop at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale on Friday evening, 2 October.

Tickets to ‘Acoustic, Up Close & Personal with Toyah’, which are priced at £20 per person, are available in advance only. They can be purchased online or from the Ironbridge Visitor Information Centre and any of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum shops. Tickets include admission into Enginuity from 5pm, the auditorium opens at 7pm and the performance starts at 8pm. There will be an interval and light refreshments and bar drinks will be available; Ironbridge Gorge Museum Passports are not valid for this event.

For further information call the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre on 01952 433 424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk, where tickets can be also be purchased.

• Continue reading at Shropshire Live.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

September 27th, 2015

louderthanwar15aLouder Than War: Top 10 great Robert Fripp collaborations : number 8: Fripp’s marriage to Toyah Willcox is one of the great curveballs in his life – the reserved, cerebral guitarist allied to the splurge of colour and emotion of the exuberant Ms Willcox. After their wedding in 1986 it took the pair a few years to collaborate on the overlooked Sunday All Over the World album in 1991, while more recently Fripp helped launch Toyah’s band The Humans – Continue reading…

Halton BC: Toyah Comes To Town: Household name, pop icon, TV presenter, and stage and screen actress Toyah Wilcox comes to The Brindley next month – Continue reading…

STV Aberdeen City: We’ve told you before about Paul Breen, who has raised thousands of pounds for charity, despite being left disabled by a brain aneurysm. At the weekend, Paul went to see his boyhood idol Toyah Willcox playing live in Stonehaven. And he met her! (Thanks to Lärwi and William) – Continue reading…

Blackmore Vale Magazine: Toyah Willcox in Sturminster Newton next month: Toyah comes to The Exchange, Sturminster Newton this October with her Acoustic, Up Close & Personal show – Continue reading…

The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive: Read full transcripts of Toyah’s recent interviews on Mix 96 and BBCR2′s Dermot O’Leary showGo read…

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Sunday Times/Culture: Monkey Business

September 27th, 2015

Aaaaaaaah! was featured in The Sunday Times’ Culture magazine on 20th September – Monkey business – The actors go ape in a new movie that has grunts instead of gags. It’s already a cult hit. Click below to read the article. (Thanks to Lärwi for the scan)

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Toyah on TV: Secret Diary Of A Call Girl

September 27th, 2015

Secret Diary Of A Call Girl: Sony TV: Wednesday 30th September: 10.30pm
Series One. Episode Two. Belle is invited to a prestigious adult party, but her client doesn’t want to join the action. Starring: Billie Piper, Toyah Willcox, Aleksandar Mikic, Jamie Sives, Aislinn Sands and Scarlette O’Harlette.

STV Aberdeen: Toyah’s On Tour

September 27th, 2015

stvaberdeen15aToyah’s on tour and still loving the music as she heads to Scotland

Toyah Willcox may have enjoyed most of her chart success in the 1980s but anybody who thinks she has slowed since then has not been paying attention.

This year, for instance, she has been involved in four feature films and has added regular TV work to her multi-faceted repertoire, which has encompassed everything from Quadrophenia and Casualty to Doctor Who and I’m A Celebrity.

Yet, much as she enjoys appearing on the screen, Toyah remains in love with rock music.

Next week, she and her band will bring such hits as It’s a Mystery and I Want to Be Free to Stonehaven Town Hall for a brace of concerts on September 18 and 19.

Then she’ll be at the Gardyne Theatre in Dundee on September 20.

• Continue reading at STV Aberdeen. (Thanks to Lärwi and William)

Live 2015: Acoustic @ St George’s, Great Yarmouth

September 26th, 2015

Toyah plays an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date at St. George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth this evening. Click below for more details.

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