The Stage : Archive

January 1995
Kevin Wood Productions have begun a national tour of Peter Pan, which played a Christmas season at the Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford With Toyah Willcox in the title role and Frank Finlay as Captain Hook, the cast also includes Eileen Battye, Sara Hillier, Brian Parr, Janice Adnett, Danielle Batchelor, Jonathan Bex, Karen Chatwin, Peter Davies, Tom Holmes, Mark Joyce, the Menzah Brothers, Micky Silver, Paul Sirr, Tom Stammers and George Wood, Peter Denyer's adaptation, for which he also wrote the lyrics to the music of Bane Bignold, is directed by Richard Digby Day, with design by Helga Wood, choreography by David Samuel, fight direction by Derek Ware, lighting by Bob Bustance, aerial design by Kirby's Flying Ballet and musical direction by Paul Smith. It is at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh this week. 

TV: Sunday October 23 1995 
Discovering Eve - BBC Manchester five part series on women and spirituality for BBC1 (8.15 - 8.30am) Presenter: Toyah Willcox. Reader: Jaye Griffiths.

Radio: 6 December 1996 
7.03 - 7.30pm BBC Radio 2 Wowfabgroovy (Celador Productions for R2) Team captains Toyah Willcox and Jeffrey Holland with DJ Johnnie Walker in the chair. The focus was on the fifties, sixties and seventies, and guests were asked to answer questions about anything from music to current affairs.

Jack and The Beanstalk by David Lambert : Norwich Theatre Royal
January 1997
Toyah played Jack. Norwich Theatre Royal presents JACK AND THE BEANSTALK with Toyah Willcox, Desmond Barrit, Karl Howman, Mark Curry, Catharine Debenham-Taylor, Nicola Blackman, Sidney Cole. Written by David Lambert. Directed by Peter Wilson. Designed by Ian Westbrook. Assistant director and musical staging, Bill Deamer. Costumes by Diane Martin. Lighting by Ian Greeves. Musical director, Terry White. Executive producer, Roger Richardson (December 21 to January 25)

Ludlow Castle Festival
Glen Walford directs Much Ado About Nothing 
From 26 June 1997 to 5 July 1997 Toyah played Beatrice
Music by John Oakley-Smith.

Kevin Wood presented The Wizard of Oz at the Grand Opera House, Belfast
July 29 1997 to August 9 1997, with Toyah Willcox as The Wicked Witch and Ted Rogers as the Cowardly Lion. Others in the cast are Toby Anstis, Arthur Bostrom, Paddy Jenkins and Rachel Pittman.

News : The Stage : 30/10/1997
That most unhip and yet most deserving of charities, the Sally Army, normally has better things to do than wonder whether or not it gets enough exposure in the media.

But as William Booth might have told us, the Lord does move in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform. And when needs must, His helpers can outdo the likes of Barry J Mishon when it comes to star-studded extravaganzas.

With Christmas fast approaching, the army has recruited an impressive range of performers to give their services - gratis - to its seasonal CD of extracts from the Bible, The Word in your ear. Diana Rigg, Denis Quilley, Honor Blackman, Dave Willetts, Martin Jarvis, Keith Michell, Toyah Willcox and Peter Bowles all feature, among many others.

The Churchill Theatre (Bromley) and Paul Elliott present JACK AND THE BEANSTALK 
With Matthew Kelly, Toyah Willcox, Robert Duncan, Chris Jarvis, Vicki Michelle, Postman Pat, Ward Allen and Roger the Dog, Michelle Potter, Debbie Fyffe Theatre School. Directed by David Janson. Choreography by Paul Madden. Musical director, Kelvin Thompson. Associate producers, Chris Moreno, Brian Hewitt-Jones (December 11 1997 to January 18 1998).

Live Bed Show, by Arthur Smith. Queen's, Hornchurch to August 29 1998
then national tour until October 31. Management: Adrian Lloyd-James for Tabs Productions, Rupert Gavin and Dan Colman for Incidental Theatre Ltd in association with the Queen's, Hornchurch. Cast: Toyah Willcox, Joe McGann. Director: Bob Carlton. Designer: Yoon-Jung Bae. Lighting: Chris Jaeger. Press: Jan Sullivan 01708 456 118 and Jacqui Gellman (tour) 0171 935 5756. Toyah played 'Maria'.

The Stage : TV
FRI, APRIL 30 1999 Under Offer - Meridian 12 week quiz show. Regional only (5.30 - 6pm). Presenter: Yvette Fielding. Team captains: Fred Dinenage, Toyah Willcox.

PETER PAN by JM Barrie 
Cast: Toyah Willcox, Dave Willetts, Dave Lee, Barbara Sturgeon, Julie Maguire. Management: Kevin Wood Pantomimes in association with the Marlowe Theatre (December 10 1999 -January 16 2000). Toyah played Peter Pan. Musical director Chris Wong.

The Stage : Theatre
Picasso's Women: Dora by Brian McAvera August 2000 Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2000. Assembly Rooms. Toyah played 'Maar'

Picasso's Women, by Brian McAvera. Cast: Susannah York, Toyah Wilcox, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Amanda Harris. Andy Jordan for Bristol Express Theatre Company and Assembly Theatre (4-28, in rep) The Reader, by Berhard Schlink, adapted by Chris Dolan. Cast: Carol Brannan, Alastair Cording, Daniel Brown, Thomas Mullins. Director: Leslie Finlay. Designer: Suzanne Filed. Lighting: Bevis Evans-Teush. Music: Ross Campbell. Borderline Theatre Company. WP (7-28, as part of tour until October).

The Stage : Television
FRI, NOV 3 2000
Money in the Bank - BBC1 Wales six-part entertainment series 10.35pm) Presenter: Owen Money. Guests include: Tony Hadley, Leo Sayer, The Troggs, Bobby Davro, Freddie Starr, Cannon and Ball, Joe Pasquale, Toyah Willcox, Bonnie Tyler, Paul Carrack. Associate producer and writer: Alan Wightman.

Christmas Preview Listings
The Stage 2000
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS by Peter Denyer, who also directs. Cast: Toyah Willcox, Sophie Martin, Colin Devereaux, Stephen Gaunt, Jez Edwards, Tania Richards, Damian Hutchinson, Warwick Davis, Peter Burroughs, Samantha Burroughs, Hayley Burroughs, Alan C Bennett, David Vear, Ray Griffiths, Sarah Bennett, Cameron Kendrick. Lighting: Bob Bustance. Musical director: Greg Arrowsmith. Choreographer: Scott St Martyn, who also performs (until January 28).

SUN, APR 22 2001
A Night of 100 Stars, London Palladium, Argyll Street W1, tonight only. Management: The Green Room Club with Barry J Mishon. Company includes:

James Alexander, Joanna Ampil, Julie Alanah Brighten, Sheila Burnett, Claiborne Cary, Gemma Craven, Kim Criswell, Frank Finlay, Hubert Gregg, Jane How, Joyce Howard, Gloria Hunniford, Javine Hylton, Martin Jarvis, Danny La Rue, Gavin Lee, Shona Lindsay, Michael McCarthy, Donna McKechnie, Robert Meadmore, Denis Quilley, Miranda Richardson, Gaby Roslin, Frances Ruffelle, Dan Rymer, David Shannon, Claire Sweeney, Rebecca Thornhill, Emma Tunmore, Russell Wilcox, Toyah Willcox, Dave Willetts, June Whitfield (all subject to availability). Host: Donald Sinden. Director: Gillian Gregory. Lighting: Benny Ball. Musical directors: Donald Pippin, Larry Blank. Choreographers: Christine Cartwright, Frank Thompson. Press: Barry J Mishon.

The Stage : 21/06/2001
Director Peter Dayson.
Stafford Festival Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Ran from June 28 to July 14 2001. Cast includes Toyah Willcox and a host of well-known television faces such as Paul Henry (ex-Crossroads), Paul Fox and Chloe Newsome (both ex-Corrie), and Sarah Vandenberg (ex-Neighbours and Hollyoaks).

FRI, JULY 27 2001
The Shagaround, by Maggie Nevill. At Soho Theatre, Dean Street W1 to August 18. Management: Warehouse Theatre Company and Nuffield Theatre. Cast: Toyah Willcox, Luisa Bradshaw-White, Veronica Quilligan, Elizabeth Berrington, Matthew Cullum. Director: Patrick Sandford. Designer: Juliet Shillingford.Lighting: David W Kidd. Press: Angela Dias.

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