met up with Toyah Willcox (pictured centre)for a
virtual Cuppa while she was rehearsing in
Estonia. She is a one woman dynamo best known for
her outlandish hair and makeup along with her
80's rock hits. She sings, writes, dances and is
now enjoying more acting roles including a lead
in a new feature film due out this October- Three
What is the most
unique thing about you?
I believe that we're all unique, yet utterly the
same. My uniquest bit is probably my ability to
pre-emp a question accurately and infuriatingly
before the questioner has finished asking it.
What makes you dance?
I'm a rock singer as well as an actress, so my
job keeps me dancing. But virtually anything
positive encourages me to dance, it's cheaper
than going to the gym and twice as much fun.
Dancing cures all ills, frustration, anger,
lethargy, writers block and weight gain!
Who do you believe in?
I believe in most things and in most people
because I believe that part of the priveledge of
being a human being is out ability to believe.
I also believe in my writing partner Bill
Rieflin. I believe in my husband Robert Fripp
because he is my greatest sounding board whether
I choose to belive his answers or not.
Whilst filming Three to Tango I believed my
fellow actress's. Our continual feed back was the
essence of our group identity, very important and
What's one small thing we could do to
make the world a better place?
Don't tolerate people being negative. Positivity
even in the face of adversity helps make the
world a better place.
Also one kind act a day from everyone on the
planet would radically change our communities.
Kindness is the most gracious act on the planet,
especially towards your enemies!
What keeps you awake at night, and what
puts you to sleep?
I'm 51, time is running out, Life is now too
short to sleep.
I have loathed sleeping all my life, it's a
complete waste of my time, but a doctor would
And how I would like to say I have a young lover,
one who keeps me awake at night, but that's not
my style. Good ideas keep me awake, (and Hubby's
snoring) I often get up to write ideas down.
And as for worry and anxiety, well they are sown
to my side and come awake around midnight.
What's the riskiest thing you've ever
Apart from avoiding sleep, I once did a base jump
off a mountain in France from 3000 feet. Very
probably the most stupid thing I have ever done
in my life.
It was 7am, and no one was around. On the first
attempt my parachute folded and I had to gather
it up and run towards the edge again. I was with
a trainer I had only just me and we fell to earth
like a sycamore seed. NEVER AGAIN!
Who do you love?
I love my husband Robert Fripp
conditionally, because I am committed to him for
life (and that's a vulnerable thing to do). Bill
Rieflin I love unconditionally because he lives
6000 miles away in Seattle and I have to keep the
bond alive (he's my co-writer) and I love them
both to the point of laying down my life for
Chris Wong (my fellow band members from VAMPIRES
ROCK, a touring show that I do,(but Nikki Millar
the Drummer is more lust) and on a more general
note I love peoples' talent.
Who do you share your ideas and dreams
Robert Fripp, Bill Rieflin and Chris Wong because
they never question them, only try and make them
tangible and possible.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What are you going to do today, to make
I'm in Estonia making an improvised rock album
with some of Estonia's renowned musicians. Music,
being creative is the most fun I could have. The
only think that compares is acting in films.
Making Three to Tango breathed life into my soul.
Tea & Ten