|13 October : Toyah At The
mentioned Toyah was at The Tate in London
on Tuesday evening. She participated in a
debate on director Derek Jarman, as part
of .'Derek Jarman -
about wanting to play the part of 'Mad'
in Jubilee because the character
had the most lines, then Mad was written
out due to a lack of finances, before
being included again when Toyah said ahe
would act in the film for nothing (she
was actually paid the princely sum of
£300). Toyah lived in Hornsey at the
time, had no phone and would ring Derek
from a payphone, and he would invite her
over for tea and oxtail soup!
remembered that regular visitors to the Jubilee
film set included Malcolm McLaren and
Siouxsie Sioux, who was supposed to
appear in the film but pulled out.
Completion of the film was often in doubt
due to a lack of money, though Derek did
want Toyah to play Joan Of Arc in another
film he had planned. And, of course, she
went on to play Miranda in his version of
said that Derek treated everyone exactly
the same, and that they were in regular
contact from 1978 until around early
1982, then continued to keep in touch via
telephone after that. When he became ill
she invited him to visit Reddish House in
Salisbury but sadly it never happened.
thanks to Paul Cable, who was at the
debate, for this information.
|13 October : No News Is
Toyah didn't appear on last night's Liquid
News on BBC Choice. She was listed as
a guest, along with Robert Lewellyn (of
Red Dwarf), on the Liquid News
website and there was no explanation
regarding her no-show. Robert did appear
so the listing can't have been a mistake.
Ah well, not to worry!
|13 October : Tales Of The
|The episode of Tales
Of The Unexpected, 'Blue Marigold',
which stars Toyah in the lead role is
being reshown by Granada Plus on Monday
5th November at 00.30 (so late Sunday
plays Myra, a star who loses everything;
her mind, career, and fame. It's worth
watching for the brilliant opening
sequence alone. The late Ralph Bates
'Blue Marigold' in early 1981 but it
wasn't broadcast until 1982 by the ITV
network in the United Kingdom.
Of The Unexpected was a very
successful drama series broadcast in the
late 70's/early 80's, each with an
'eerie' or 'unexpected' (hence the
series was originally called Roald Dahl's
Tales Of The Unexpected, as most
of the tales were written by him.
|13 October : Blue Marigold -
A Toyah Club @ Yahoo
on the subject of Blue Marigold....
There is a Toyah club at Yahoo
with that title, billed as the
alternative Toyah club. Originally
created as a forum for gay/bi/lesbian
fans of Toyah to get together, post pics,
messages, thoughts etc. The founder's
message reads: 'Toyah has an increasingly
growing lesbian and gay following, this
is a club to celebrate Toyah, her music,
films and career'.
I'm sure there would be no problem with
Toyah fans of any persuasion joining. Go here.
|13 October : Toyah (On A
Jukebox Near You?)
|Okay, okay, I
know it'll probably end up just like all
my ideas relating to Toyah, back in the
dark recesses of my brain, BUT at least I
try (what do ya mean, very trying!?)
It's the great"Toyah On A
Jukebox" search. Does your local's
jukie have any Toyah songs on it, and if
not, why not? So far I know of two that
do, so the task is to find more and build
up a list of ToyahOnTheJukeboxPubs.
Please email me if you have any
info, this is a serious issue, and could
result in a Toyah pub tour of Britain -
|13 October : Another
interesting page dedicated to The
This one from
last month's week-long run at The Theatre
Royal in Brighton. Nothing amazing but
another great pic of Toyah from the show.
|13 October : American DVD's
|Anyone who has
taken a look at Amazon or any other site
selling US (region 1) DVD's will no doubt
have noticed their content, compared with
European (region 2) releases, to be far
superior. There are currently three films
with Toyah available; Quadrophenia
(1979), The Tempest (1980) and Anchoress
in particular is bursting with extras
including; theatrical trailers, extensive
photo gallery, film reviews, a Sting
interview, The Who discography & much
includes; three rare short films by
director Derek Jarman, and text of the
original theatrical press kit. Much more,
of interest to fans, substantial, and
better value than those available to play
on European DVD players.
Astley at toyahwillcox.com who originally
mantioned this at Angels &
|13 October : Here & Now
are that some of the other acts joining
Toyah on the 'Here And Now' 2002 Tour
will include, Belinda Carlisle, Spandau
Ballet, ABC and Howard Jones. No
information about other acts, dates or
running order are available yet.
|13 October : Eternity
the follow up album to 1994's
'Dreamchild', the Toyah album that was
never released is probably the most
sought after Toyah item of the moment.
Not the real CD cover
is as follows:
For An Eye
while listening to the album I couldn't
help but compare it to Madonna's most
recent album, 'Music'. In general the
music, and in particular the way the
vocals are distorted to create effects.