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Films: In Extremis – Watch This Halloween Weekend

October 31st, 2021

In Extremis – The movie you’ve been looking for this Halloween weekend! From Director Steve Stone with a cameo from Toyah Willcox. Click below to watch Toyah talk about In Extremis.

• Watch now at Browse our In Extremis past news. See the full credits for In Extremis at IMDB. (Photo © Media Pro)

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In Extremis: Six Award Nominations

October 11th, 2017

In Extremis has received six award nominations at the American Horror Film Festival 2017.

Alex is a man with everything – the well-paid executive job, the impressive house in the country and the beautiful wife and child. When he inexplicably decides to leave work early one Friday nothing will ever be the same again.


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Films: #SwipeRight, Extremis, Lies We Tell

June 20th, 2016

The official promotional images/posters for three forthcoming films Toyah has roles in have recently been made available: #SwipeRight, Extremis, Lies We Tell. As well as these Toyah will also feature in Kaleidoscope Man, Hound and To Be Someone.


• #SwipeRight is a psychological thriller film based on a internet dating app. Do you really know who you let into your life when you swipe right? Toyah will have a cameo in this new British horror film directed by Jane Sanger and produced by Lumino Films.

• Toyah acts in a cameo in the British thriller Extremis, written and directed by Steve Stone. The film poster for this was released for this recently whilst a release date is to be confirmed. Toyah also performs the new, original song Our Hearts Still Beat (Willcox / Darlow) for the film’s end titles.

• Toyah appears as the wife of Harvey Keitel in the forthcoming 2016 film release Lies We Tell, directed by Mitu Misra. The film poster has just also been released for the Bradford Film Associates International production which stars Gabriel Byrne and Emily Atack.

News/Info Source: Official Toyah / Breaking Through – Official Newsletter.

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Official Toyah: Extremis: Poster Revealed

May 5th, 2016

extremis16aDirected by Steve Stone, the British film Extremis will be released in 2016 and the official film poster has now been revealed.

Toyah acts in a cameo scene and will also perform a new original song Our Hearts Still Beat (Willcox/Darlow) for the film’s end titles.

A powerful business executive returns home to his family and their lavish lake house for the weekend. Within hours of his return, a cataclysmic event takes place out there in the landscape. The world beyond their garden is now deserted, the skies above them threatening and toxic. But is it the child who is in need of salvation? What is this strange apocalypse? An ecological disaster or a terror attack?

• Continue reading/View a larger version of the Extremis poster at

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Films: Toyah Shoots ‘Extremis’

March 31st, 2015

hudex15aToyah recently tweeted about filming a new horror film, Extremis. Here is a little further info on the film, and a recent press report on the production…

Extremis, a GSP Studios feature production currently shooting in South Yorkshire and starring David O’Hara (The Departed, Braveheart), Isabelle Allen (Lés Miserables), Lisa Gormley (Home and Away) and Toyah Willcox. (Thanks to Paul Stephenson)

Huddersfield Examiner: Film crews back in Huddersfield to shoot thriller Extremis

A film company has returned to Huddersfield to shoot another thriller. Julian and Lionel Hicks worked with North Light Studios in 2012 on their feature film Scintilla and are now back in town for a second time.

They have teamed up with York-based GSP Studios to produce award winning director, Steve Stone’s second feature Extremis, which is shooting partly on location in Huddersfield.

The new psychological thriller, Extremis, centres on a business executive who returns home to his family for the weekend. Within hours of his return a cataclysmic ‘event’ takes place and the world they inhabit becomes deserted and toxic.

• Continue reading at The Huddersfield Examiner.

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Eastbourne Herald: Toyah Lines Up Eastbourne Date

June 26th, 2021

Toyah takes to Eastbourne’s Congress Theatre stage live to recreate her biggest hit singles and showcase her latest album songs in a socially distanced performance on Friday, July 2.

Spokeswoman Sharon Thompson said: “If you don’t remember Toyah from the 80s music chart you’ll likely to know her from her varied acting career, as Monkey in cult film Quadrophenia or more recently in the Lies We Tell or Extremis. If you are a YouTube follower you may even be keeping track of her Lockdown video series, still being broadcast weekly.

For 42 years Toyah has taken to the stage like no other. Her numerous awards and nominations for singing, writing and acting include an honorary doctorate from the University of Central England in Birmingham (2001), a star on the King’s Heath Walk of Fame and a star on Birmingham’s Broad Street Walk of Stars. In 2018 Paul McCartney awarded Toyah a LIPA Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts Companionship for outstanding achievement in music, drama, performance and media.

• Continue reading at the Eastbourne Herald.

BBC Radio Devon: Toyah Interview

January 20th, 2020

A previously unheard section of Richard Green’s interview with Toyah, which was originally broadcast in June 2019, aired on Saturday on Richard’s BBC Radio Devon show. There was also plays of It’s A Mystery and Dance In The Hurricane.

Toyah talks In The Court Of The Crimson Queen, the two Toyahs, In Extremis and more.

• Listen at BBC Sounds for the next four weeks. The interview and songs begin just a few minutes into the show.

Official Toyah: Crimson Queen Re-Imagined – 2CD Out 12 April

March 8th, 2019


Toyah will release a revelatory new studio reworking of her album In The Court Of The Crimson Queen on 12 April 2019. Written and arranged by Toyah Willcox and Simon Darlow, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen has been newly re-mixed and remastered and is released as a double CD package and digital. This release further cements Toyah’s status as an iconic name of British rock and pop and features five additional new tracks.


In The Court Of The Crimson Queen sees Toyah continuing to hold court with a set of beautifully crafted songs, thought provoking lyrics and a rally cry to forever living life out loud, proud and heard. The album’s 15 tracks explore life, love, empowerment and wonderment.

Several of the album’s songs have been previewed live in recent Toyah concert tours or featured on (now deleted) fan-only releases. Toyah and Simon Darlow have been developing new songs and perfecting this body of work which is now re-imagined as a double album. In The Court Of The Crimson Queen presents a collection of finely honed songcraft, killer hooks and two lifetimes of performing, writing and producing music.


Opener Dance In The Hurricane is an epic ode to defiantly walking your own path through life with drumming to die for. Lead single Sensational encourages shining a light on the beauty and courage in others, reminding our children and loved ones to unlock their invincibility and strength.  Telepathic Lover reaches out like a snaking, siren’s call to both listener and the lyric’s physically absent lover in a groove-laden command to “come alive”. Our Hearts Still Beat (written for the film In Extremis) and Legacy chart the intense journeys love can take across generations and dimensions. Latex Messiah and Come invite everyone’s inner rebel and unashamed self-expression to be unleashed in their energetic tour de force. Who Let The Beast Out was premiered at London Scoop’s 2016 outdoor musical Crime and Punishment which featured thirteen of Toyah & Darlow’s songs.

Toyah will perform material from the new album live on tour throughout 2019 with over 50 confirmed dates including a Scottish tour in April, summer festivals including stops in Dublin, Bali and Belgium, and an autumn/winter tour of major UK cities. Simon will be joining Toyah on stage at some of these events.


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New Digital EP: Four From Toyah | Birthday Edition

April 5th, 2018

fftbep18aOn Friday 18 May 2018 – Toyah’s actual 60th Birthday – a new digital EP will be released on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon. Four From Toyah | Birthday Edition includes four new and previously unreleased songs written by Toyah and Simon Darlow, their first release since 2011. The EP begins with the rousing lead track Telepathic Lover which you can hear an exclusive preview of here.

Two tracks heard in the Crime & Punishment production at London’s Scoop Theatre also feature, Who Let The Beast Out and Fire Escape. The EP is rounded off with the stirring, beautiful Our Hearts Still Beat, written specially for the end titles of the film In Extremis. There are currently no plans to make a CD/vinyl of this particular release available.

Subscribe: For full info on the above, and more Toyah news, sign up to Breaking Through. The EP was also given a special Instagram announcement today.

New Songs: Our Hearts Still Beat/Fire Escape

July 22nd, 2016

Hot on the heels of the news that a new Willcox/Darlow song, Our Hearts Still Beat, has been recorded for inclusion in the forthcoming new film Extremis – to play over the film’s end titles – Toyah has tweeted that another new song – Fire Escape – again by Willcox/Darlow, has also been recorded for the, soon to open in London, rock musical Crime and Punishment.


Dartford BC: Toyah Headliner for Dartford Festival 2016

May 27th, 2016

dartfordfest16aToyah announced as first headliner for Dartford Festival 2016

Dartford Borough Council is excited to announce the first act in a fantastic line up for this year’s FREE Dartford Festival in Central Park.

Birmingham-born Punk princess, award-winning rock legend, actress and composer, Toyah Willcox will be appearing on Saturday 16th July.

Toyah’s career spans nearly 40 years and during that time she has amassed 13 top 40 singles, recorded 20 albums, written two books, appeared in over 40 stage plays and acted in 15 feature films. She has also presented several TV programmes including Watchdog and Songs of Praise.

Toyah is currently touring and performing at festivals up and down the country. She also continues to act in feature films including a cameo role in British film Extremis which will be released this year.

• Continue reading at Dartford Borough Council.

Official Toyah: October 2015 Blog

October 8th, 2015

Toyah’s October blog is now available at The Official Toyah Willcox website. Toyah talks the Desire/Prostitute/Ophelia’s Shadow digital releases, ice cream & chocolate in Stonehaven, King Crimson on tour, new song for the film Extremis “Our Hearts Still Beat”, Aaaaaaaah!, Live With… Toyah, and remembering her Mother.


Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

September 17th, 2015

tvr15aThunder Valley Rocks: Is a new TV programme based around new and upcoming bands. We will be filming a pilot for a new 9 episode series in November/December of this year and the subsequent episodes will begin filming early next year. Each episode, presented by Toyah Willcox will also feature celebrity music guests who give some insight into their past success and talk about what they are doing now – Continue reading…

Toyah @ Twitter: “Simon Darlow & I are recording EXTREMIS outro song. We cant stop crying it is so powerful” – Visit Twitter…

Straight: VIFF 2015: Aaaaaaaah! provides many delicious moments: The conceit in this much-buzzed-about U.K. effort might be a little slight—nonverbal humans behave like apes, thus commenting on the thin veneer of civilization, yada yada—but writer-director-star Steve Oram (Sightseers) provides so many delicious moments of passing Dadaism that it all works beautifully. A fully game cast sure helps, ’80s new wave crumpet Toyah Willcox among them. (Her hubby, Robert Fripp, supplies the soundtrack.) – Continue reading…

Proud, Loud & Electric: There’s a quadruple of “Electric” gigs over the next four nights for Toyah – Playing two dates at Stonehaven Town Hall (18/19th September) and one at Dundee’s Gardyne Theatre (20th September). The first of the four is tonight, Toyah plays at Stockton Arts Centre. Click below for more info on that.


Official Toyah: September 2015 Blog

September 4th, 2015

Toyah’s September blog is now available at The Official Toyah Willcox website. Lots of interesting news on Aaaaaaaah!, films, concerts… Including mention that there is going to be a Live… With Toyah for Vintage TV (“Vintage are filming a mini-version of the acoustic show“).


Toyah also mentions Extremis, a new film in which she has a cameo. She has also written (and I assume is performing) the closing credits song for it. A full press pack on Extremis is available online.

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Lies We Tell: Toyah in New Film for 2016

August 29th, 2015

lieswetell15aAs well as Aaaaaaaah!, 3 Sides Of The Coin, Kaleidoscope Man and Extremis – Toyah is also about to begin work on a fifth new film, Lies We Tell.

Byrneholics reported yesterday: Lies We Tell is in pre-production in the UK, with a release expected in 2016. Director Santosh Sivan tweeted on August 23 that he is headed to West Yorkshire, UK to begin filming.

A trusted driver must deal with his dead employer’s British-Pakistani mistress, her dark past pulling him into a quest to save her 16 year-old sister from a forced marriage to their gangster cousin.

Director: Santosh Sivan, Writers: Ewen Glass (screenplay), Andy McDermott (screenplay), Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Reece Ritchie, Toyah Willcox.

• View further info at the film’s imdb entry.

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EG Courier: Toyah – Pushing The Boundaries

April 4th, 2015

egcourier15aToyah – pushing the boundaries as she visits next week

Toyah Willcox’s 38-year career in the spotlight represents something of a split personality. Either one of those personalities – the actress or the singer – is a success in their own right.

While some singers have tried their hand at acting and some actors have flirted with the idea of releasing songs, Toyah has been doing both in tandem, and somehow separately, for her entire career.

“I couldn’t break my career into parts,” she explained. “This year I’m singing three times a week and I’m writing a lot. I have to deliver at least 20 songs a year. That’s what I do. At the same time I’m starring in a British film called Extremis which finishes shooting in three weeks. I just like to always be doing something.”

Toyah’s latest music project, The Humans, combines her vocals with two bass guitars – and that’s it. There are no drums and no lead guitars, meaning Toyah’s voice has to effectively become another instrument.

“We’re pushing the boundaries,” she said. “I like the bass as an instrument. I like its whole timbre and what we’re doing is incredibly exciting. When you think about any classic rock song, it’s the bass as well as the drum that really makes the song. The Humans are really a homage to what a wonderful instrument the bass is.”

• Continue reading at the East Grinstead Courier.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

April 4th, 2015

humans15mSam FM: Win tickets to Toyah at The Talking Heads: The 80s legend Toyah Willcox is bringing her latest band The Humans to Southampton for one night only and you could be there, thanks to Sam FM – Continue reading/Enter competition here… (Entry closes 10th April)

Nantwich Jazz: Toyah Willcox @ The Civic Friday July 10th: Toyah Willcox the original Princess of Punk hits the Civic Stage on Friday 10th July with her Close Up and Personal Tour – Continue reading…

Official Toyah: Vale Park Aylesbury: I am thrilled to be playing Aylesbury Vale Park! It will be a wonderful, fun night with great music. It is only 34 years since I received the FA Cup for selling out Friars faster than any other artist in the history of the Friars…. so it is about time I come back! Toyah xxView at…

Alex Veitch ‏@ Twitter: Was fabulous to work with Toyah Willcox on #Extremis. Was an astonishing and hair raising performance! @toyahofficialView here…

 Extremis (2015): It’s the end of the world – at least their world – View the full cast and crew at…

Paul Nicholson ‏@ Twitter: Looking forward to mixing for The Humans on their UK Tour. See you there! – Browse the dates at | Visit Paul’s Twitter here…

Roger Dean: Trading Boundaries: Toyah and the Humans will be playing on Saturday 11th April. They have played there before and both Toyah and the band were absolutely brilliant! – Continue reading…

GS Promotions: Catch Toyah unplugged, up close and personal at the Waterside Arts, Sale Fri 15th May – Further info here…