Loving A Job Which Is Such A Laugh
is the word Toyah Willcox must have on her CV.
From her days as a pop star in the 1980s to her
stage turn as Calamity Jane and her latest foray
into the dark world of vampires, theres
probably nothing she cant or wont to.
And even your average toddler will recognise her
distinctive voice as she voices the titles for
Teletubbies programmes uttering the
immortal words The sun is setting in the
sky, Teletubbies say goodbye.
Toyah heads to Cambridge at the end of the month
and stars as the Devil Queen in Vampires Rock.
The show pays homage to massive, loud songs from
the likes of Meatloaf, AC/DC, Bon Jovi and Guns
and Roses and tells the story of Baron Von
Rockula (Steve Steinman) and his bid to rid
himself of his wife, Toyahs 2,000-year-old
Its a loud, brilliant show and weve
got a 55-show run until February next year.
You know, people fell in love to these
songs. Theyre passionate, awesome and loud.
When pressed about whether there is a little bit
of Toyah in the Devil Queen, she laughs her
There probably is a tiny bit as were
both little exhibitionists and very energetic.
Energetic is right. As well as Vampires Rock,
Toyah is busy with her band, The Humans, has a
feature film coming out next year called Three to
Tango and is appearing in an episode of Casualty
on BBC1 on October 10.
Commenting on her various roles, she says shes
enjoyed every minute. The eighties were
mad. I mean I was young and famous and met so
many brilliant people. It was a great time and I
was so glad to be part of it.
Then theres theatre. Calamity Jane
was terrific, its such a great story about
the power of women, I really love her character.
My job is such a laugh, I never really want
to take any time off because theres always
something different to do.
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