The Telegraph – Culture/TV: It Shouldn’t Be A Big Deal

October 10th, 2018

telegraph16a‘It shouldn’t be a big deal – but it is’: what a female Doctor Who really means to women Whovians

More than eight million people tuned in Sunday night’s episode of Doctor Who – the show’s largest launch in a decade – to see Jodie Whittaker make her debut as the first female Doctor in the show’s decades-long history.  But did she pull it off?

Among those glued to their sofas were the comedians Bridget Christie and Susan Calman, authors Juno Dawson and Jenny Colgan, and the pop star Toyah Willcox – a Who fan who was once mooted for the title role herself. The Telegraph asked each of them what the arrival of a female Doctor means to them, and what they thought of Sunday’s episode.

• Continue reading at The Telegraph. (Subscription Required)

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Doncaster Free Press: Toyah is Coming to Doncaster

October 10th, 2018

doncasterfp18aPunk legend Toyah announces Doncaster Dome concert

Punk and pop music legend Toyah has announced a concert date in Doncaster. The singer, best remembered for a string of hits in the 80s including It’s A Mystery, will come to The Dome on February 2. The star, whose full name is Toyah Willcox, has had a career spanning more than thirty years and has notched up eight top 40 singles and released more than 20 albums.

Toyah, 60, has also enjoyed a career as an actress, producer and author and has appeared in a string of films, TV shows and stage plays.

• Continue reading at Doncaster Free Press.

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Toyah 60: Robert’s Brave New T-Shirt!

October 10th, 2018

Toyah’s brand new Brave New World tour t-shirt, with Robert wearing it well. Toyah tweeted: “Stunning new T-Shirt design and equally stunning model xxx” (Photos © Toyah Willcox)

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Toyah on TV: Tales Of The Unexpected

October 10th, 2018

Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Tuesday 23rd October: 3.30pm
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Wednesday 24th October: 4.30am
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Saturday 27th October: 8.30am
Blue Marigold. Series 5, Episode 1. Dropped by her agency for her diva-like behaviour, supermodel Marigold’s mental health deteriorates. Years later, she plots a comeback. Director: Giles Foster. Starring: Toyah Willcox, Ralph Bates, Sharon Duce, Helen Fraser, Billy Hamon, Edward Jewesbury.

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Official Toyah: October 2018 Blog: Toyah60 Tour Edition

October 7th, 2018

Toyah’s October 2018 blog is live at toyahwillcox.com. It’s a Toyah60 Tour edition with hints at the new setlist, new tour merchandise and details of a special guest appearance at the London date. Click below on our brand new Brave New World blog image to read…

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Toyah Live 2018: New Toyah60 Tour Merchandise

October 7th, 2018

Exciting new tour merchandise is coming for Toyah’s Autumn gigs, including a faberoonie Brave New World t-shirt and Love Is The Law bag. See more at Instagram by clicking below.

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Toyah Live 2019: 80′s Smash Hits On The Pitch

October 6th, 2018

smashhitsotp19aToyah is set to play the 80′s Smash Hits On The Pitch festival on Saturday 20th July 2019.

80′s Festival of epic proportion with:

Toyah – Martin Kemp – Odyssey – Hazell Dean – Tight Fit – Owen Paul – Kelly Wilde – Wiggy From Hitman and Her – Funky Town – Hassle – Hosted by Leroy Lurve.

Fairground – Gin Palace – Prosecco Lounge – Bars – Food from around the world.

VIP ticket includes fastrack entry, welcome food and drink, allocated bar and food outlet, access to vip viewing area, club house and balcony, vip toilets and aftershow with DJs in clubhouse.

SATURDAY 20TH JULY 2019
STOCKPORT RUFC – HEADLANDS RD – BRAMHALL
GATES OPEN NOON – 10PM AFTERSHOW PARTY

• Further info at Smash Hits Live. Book tickets at Skiddle. Early Bird tickets for the festival are on sale now.

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The 80s Pop Annual 2 – Double-Vinyl: It’s A Mystery

October 5th, 2018

80spopannual18aToyah’s debut Top 10 hit It’s A Mystery (from the 1981 Four From Toyah EP) is included on the forthcoming The 80s Pop Annual 2 double-vinyl compilation album.

The 80s Pop Annual 2 is the Latest Exclusive to Vinyl release on Demon Records. 4 Sides of Vinyl containing 30 Tracks of Essential Classic Pop of The Eighties. Housed in a Gatefold Sleeve with Original Artwork & Pressed on 2x 180G Heavyweight Vinyl. Hits from artists such as; Cyndi Lauper, Belinda Carlisle, The Bangles, The Jacksons, Adam & The Ants and many more.

Release information Label: Demon Records
Format: Vinyl • Date: 09/11/2018
Cat#: DEMRECOMP020 • Genre: Pop

• Further info on The 80s Pop Annual 2 here. Last year I Want To be Free was included on the first vinyl release - The 80s Pop Annual.

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100 Hits: The Best 80s Album – 5CD: It’s A Mystery

October 5th, 2018

Untitled-1Toyah, via one of her 80s chart hits, makes yet another appearance on a 100 Hits compilation CD set – It’s A Mystery is included on 100 Hits: The Best 80s Album which is scheduled for release on 2nd November.

100 Hits – The Best 80s Album contains the best hits from the decade from artists including Bonnie Tyler, Belinda Carlisle, The Bangles, Adam Ant, Nena, Five Star, Kenny Loggins, Run-DMC, Bronski Beat, The Communards, Aretha Franklin and many more.

Release information Label: 100 Hits
Format: CD • Date: 02/11/2018
Cat#: DMGN100227 • Genre: Pop

• Further info on 100 Hits: The Best 80s Album here.

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Love Is The Law 35: The Janice Long Show

October 5th, 2018

We are celebrating the forthcoming 35th Anniversary of Toyah’s Love Is The Law album.

In late November 1983, just after Love Is The Law had been released and just before the start of the ‘Rebel Run’ Tour, Toyah guested on The Janice Long Show on ‘BBC Radio One’. She talked about all manner of topics, including recording the album, her plans for the future and an embryonic idea which is close to what we now recognise as the internet. Listen to the interview by clicking below.

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60th Birthday Autumn Tour: Countdown Begins

October 4th, 2018

The countdown to Toyah’s four 60th Birthday/40th Year in Music Autumn Tour has begun. Official Toyah started October by sharing classic photos and rarities from Toyah’s incredible, and unrivalled, imagery archive on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - and will continue to do so through the month. Buy tickets for the gigs here or by clicking on the images below.

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Toyah Live 2018: Acoustic… at Evesham Arts Centre

October 4th, 2018

Great photos from last Saturday night’s Acoustic, Up Close & Personal Toyah date at, the venue Toyah loves to play, Evesham Arts Centre. Please click below to view larger versions of the photos at Dreamscape’s Toyah Gallery. (Thanks to Angus | Photos © Angus Turner)

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Toyah Fanzine 35: Get it @ Ebay!

October 4th, 2018

If anyone missed ordering the 35th issue of Dreamscape’s Toyah fanzine there’s another chance via ebay. I’m working as much as I can on completing this issue and it will be printed and in the post approximately around October 20th. Click below to take a look

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Toyah on TV: Who’s Doing The Dishes?

October 4th, 2018

Who’s Doing The Dishes?: Virgin Media Three: Monday 15th October: 10am
Toyah Willcox. Brian McFadden presents the dining challenge. Will it remain a mystery that Toyah Willcox is the celebrity host when she throws a dinner party for four complete strangers?

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Toyah Live 2018: Evesham Arts Centre

September 30th, 2018

Toyah played an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal gig at Evesham Arts Centre last night, tweeting that she couldn’t wait and loved the venue’s stage. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

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