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Manchester Evening News: Toyah Willcox in Jubilee

June 7th, 2017

men17aToyah Willcox in Jubilee and the return of Julie Hesmondhalgh among highlights of Royal Exchange Theatre’s new season of shows

Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre reveals an exciting mix of plays for its Autumn/Winter season

80s pop icon Toyah Willcox will play Queen Elizabeth I as she makes her Royal Exchange Theatre debut in Jubilee, part of the striking new programme of shows for the Autumn/Winter season announced by the Manchester venue.

Toyah will star in the theatre adaptation of Derek Jarman’s punk cult classic movie Jubilee, a film she originally starred in as the character Mad in 1978.

She will now take on the role of Queen Elizabeth I, who is transported into a shattered modern Britain in the story adapted by Chris Goode who makes his exchange debut as new associate artist.

• Continue reading at the Manchester Evening News.

Manchester Evening News: Review

July 21st, 2013

men13cReview: The Human League, Howard Jones and Toyah Willcox

The Human League prove they’re still in a league of their own when it comes to giving the 80s bandwagon full throttle.

Thirty years ago, when proms didn’t trouble us or our pockets, the school disco was the place to be…

Toyah definitely gives her relatively thin hits back catalogue some welly, belting out It’s A Mystery with gusto and filling in the blanks with covers. She knows her place – as warm-up gal to Messers Jones and headliners The Human League and just seems happy to be at Tatton entertaining  a 40-something nostalgia-drenched crowd.

• Continue reading at the Manchester Evening News.

Newcastle Pride/Tatton Park Concerts 2013: Newsy Bits

July 20th, 2013

sosogay13aSo So Gay: Preview: Newcastle Pride: Jordan Mann takes a look at what is going on at this year’s Newcastle Pride. Now in its sixth year, Newcastle is back with its annual Pride this weekend… The LGBT community and supporters will march through the city centre to Exhibition Park ready for the main event, where there will be entertainment from the likes of Toyah Willcox – Continue reading…

Manchester Evening News: Still in a league of their own: Human League to play a picnic gig at Tatton Park… The Human League will be appearing at Tatton Park, Knutsford, on Saturday along with Howard Jones and Toyah Willcox, as part of Tatton Park Picnic Concerts. Operatic star Katherine Jenkins will be appearing on Sunday – Continue reading…

Sky Tyne & Wear: Newcastle Pride To Promote Healthy Message…: Visitors to one of the UK’s biggest celebrations for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community next week can also use the occasion to check if they have a clean bill of health. Around 25,000 people are expected to descend on Tyneside next Sat (July 20) for Newcastle Pride… a one day free event which this year includes performances by Amelia Lily, Toyah and Katrina from The Waves – Continue reading…

Tatton Park Picnic Concerts 2013: The Official booklet – Continue reading…

Woman’s World: Picnic and Concerts in One: Combine friends, delicious treats, music and fireworks and you’ll get Tatton Park Picnic Concerts. On Saturday 20 July and Sunday 21 July Tatton Park will be transformed into a musical oasis, gathering stars on stage and audience on the grounds for Picnic Concerts 2013. Synth pop international superstars The Human League plus special guests Howard Jones and Toyah Willcox – Continue reading…

Kyeo.tv: Pride Takes Over Newcastle This Weekend: Fingers crossed the sunshine will be beaming down upon us at the weekend, so you can enjoy the sixth annual Northern Pride Festival in all it’s glory in Newcastle’s Exhibition Park… Come Saturday at noon the festivities begin with a parade from the Civic Centre with the theme of the six colours of the rainbow flag. Followed by a free live concert featuring the likes of Toyah Willcox and Amelia Lily – Continue reading…

Manchester Evening News: ‘Hormonal Housewives’ Review

April 28th, 2013

A review of Hormonal Housewives, published by the Manchester Evening News on Friday.

Hormonal Housewives at Palace Theatre: Girl power as strong as ever

Denise Evans laughs along with everyone as she enjoys Hormonal Housewives at Palace Theatre

The Spice Girls’ hit Wannabe blasts out to warm up the audience before the show. Who better than the girlband that reinvigorated the girl power movement to start off a play which firmly puts men in their place.

For the handful of men braving a spot in the audience the constant put-downs and snide remarks made it a squirm- a-second experience they had no choice but to laugh along with.

• Continue reading at the Manchester Evening News.

Manchester Evening News: Sweet Dreams At Last

February 19th, 2013

A new interview with Toyah, this one from the Manchester Evening News, published online on Sunday.

Sweet dreams at last for Toyah Willcox: ‘It’s a wonderful release from a life-long problem’

Singer, songwriter and actress Toyah Willcox battled chronic insomnia for years, but she tells Gabrielle Fagan how her life has been transformed

Toyah Willcox has tried everything from sleeping pills to herbal remedies to enjoy what many of us take for granted – a normal night’s sleep. From the age of 14, the 54-year-old has suffered from chronic insomnia, surviving on as little as four hours of sleep a night – a couple of hours after midnight and only two more between 7-9am.

• Continue reading at the Manchester Evening News.