Archive for May, 2016

Quadrophenia Sequel: More Press Reports

May 31st, 2016

As well as what’s already posted below there has been a lot of online press reports about the “Quadrophenia Sequel”. Here are links to a few: (Photo ©

SPIN: The Forthcoming ‘Quadrophenia’ Sequel Sounds Like a Wild Ride – Read …
What Culture: Attention Mods: Quadrophenia Is Getting A Belated Sequel – Read …
Vulture: Dust Off Your Finest Scooter, Because a Quadrophenia Sequel Is Coming – Read …
Hot Press: The Who’s Quadrophenia To Get Sequel – Read …
Access All Areas: Toyah Willcox and Phil Daniels on board for Quadrophenia sequel – Read …
Film Junk: Quadrophenia Sequel in the Works – Read …


Variety: Film Review: ‘Aaaaaaaah!’

May 31st, 2016

variety16aSteve Oram’s deeply British feature debut is the kind of mesmerizing cult oddity whose fan base will be limited but passionate.

It may be filmed in the Academy ratio, but Steve Oram’s low-budget feature debut “Aaaaaaaah!” could hardly be considered a nod to classic Hollywood. Rather, the 4:3 frame indicates something more primal, evoking the so-called “video nasties” (a wave of mostly cheap horror films banned on VHS in the U.K. in the 1980s, following a wave of moral panic over the perceived degeneration in values these films would cause when made available for home viewing). “Aaaaaaaah!” is set in exactly the kind of world Mary Whitehouse feared, and functions as a kind of loving Swiftian satire on the more brutish aspects of modern life. Though it’s at once too subtle and too extreme to attract a broad audience, those who get something out of gross-out humor, silent film and British comedy will treasure “Aaaaaaaah!” as a rare cult gem.

• Continue reading at Variety.

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Motherwell Times: Rewind and Pause … at The Eighties!

May 28th, 2016

mwelltimes16aFans of 1980s music are in for a real treat this summer when the Rewind Scotland festival returns for its sixth consecutive year.

The event is taking place once again at Scone Palace in Perthshire from Friday, July 22, to Sunday, July 24. And this year’s musical feast features a fantastic line-up of the best 1980s acts.

They include former punk princess Toyah Willcox.

She’ll be taking to the stage on Sunday, July 24, and is excited about performing for fans of all ages.

“I’m really looking forward to this year’s Rewind Festival – I was there last year and have performed many times over the years. It is one of the highlights of my summer. I love performing all my songs and love to hear the audience singing along. I’ll be trying to fit in as many as I can!”

• Continue reading at the Motherwell Times. Tickets are available now at

100 Hits: Pure 80s: Don’t Fall in Love (I Said)

May 28th, 2016

100hits16aToyah’s 1985 single Don’t Fall in Love (I Said), from her debut solo album Minx, is included on the latest “100 Hits” 5CD compilation Pure 80s.

The much loved 100 Hits range is back in a brand new sleek slim digipak housing 5 discs of your favourite songs of the 80s to enjoy featuring incredible tracks from the finest pop artists such as Wham!, Cyndi Lauper, Adam Ant and many more in this timeless collection.

Don’t Fall in Love (I Said) is song 14 on CD5. The collection is also available digitally from iTunes, Amazon.

• Further info here. Win all five of the latest “100 Hits” CDs at Classic Pop.

NME: Quadrophenia Sequel To Shoot This Summer

May 28th, 2016

nme16aQuadrophenia sequel to shoot this summer – 37 years after the original was released

Phil Daniels and Toyah Willcox will return for the sequel

A sequel to iconic British movie Quadrophenia is being made, 37 years after the original was released.

The sequel to the cult film, which was released in 1979, is expected to see the return of original cast members Phil Daniels and singer Toyah Willcox – and will shoot this summer.

The iconic 1979 adaptation of The Who’s eponymous album focused on the infamous violent clashes between Mods and Rockers on Brighton Beach in the 1960’s, and it’s expected that the sequel will catch up with the characters at a later stage in their lives.

• Continue reading at the NME.

Daily Mail: Cast of Quadrophenia Reunite For A New Film

May 28th, 2016

The modern mods: Cast of Quadrophenia reunite for a NEW film 37 years on that will pick up where the classic original left off, with Jimmy riding his scooter off a cliff

• Quadrophenia, made in 1979, was based on real events in Brighton in 1964
• Phil Daniels played Jimmy, a mod, caught up in tribal violence with rockers
• The film ends with Jimmy apparently riding a Vespa off a clifftop
• But Peter Meadows’ book To Be Someone picks up the action later
• Jimmy has survived and the novel follows him through to the 1990s
• Toyah Willcox says her character, Monkey, has become a swinging cougar

Phil Daniels, Toyah Willcox and several other actors who appeared in the cult film Quadrophenia are due to reprise their roles in a sequel 37 years later, based on the book To Be Someone. Daniels, now 57, Willcox, 58, and two of the other members of the original cast, Mark Wingett, 55, and Trevor Laird, 58, are said to be keen to take part in the film, which will be directed by Ray Burdis, who directed gangster film The Wee Man.

• Continue reading at the Daily Mail.


Ultimate Classic Rock: Quadrophenia Movie Sequel

May 28th, 2016

ucrock16aProduction to Begin on Sequel to the Who’s ‘Quadrophenia’ Film

This summer, production will begin on To Be Someone, a sequel to the 1979 film adaptation of the Who‘s rock opera Quadrophenia. The movie, which will be directed by Ray Burdis, is expected to be released next year.

NME reports that the plot is based on a 2011 novel of the same name by Peter Meadows that was inspired by the characters in the movie. Phil Daniels and Toyah Willcox are reprising their roles as Jimmy and Monkey, and sees where they are at in their lives decades removed from the mods vs. rockers battles of the mid-’60s.

• Continue reading at Ultimate Classic Rock.

Official Toyah: Instagram: Quadrophenia Cast Photo

May 28th, 2016

Toyah’s Official Instagram revealed another photo of the Quadrophenia “sequel” cast today – The cat’s out the bag! There will be a film following up the lives of characters from the seminal Quadrophenia – Click below for the full photo.


Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

May 28th, 2016

Quadrophenia: Sky Select HD: Tuesday 7th June: 11.05pm
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone. (Sky Select HD is on Sky Channel 312)


The Mirror: British Mod Movie Quadrophenia Sequel is Being Made

May 28th, 2016

quad14aBritish mod movie Quadrophenia sequel is being made – 37 years after the original

A sequel to the iconic British mod movie Quadrophenia is being made – 37 years after the original.

The new film will star many of the same cast members as the 1979 cult hit – singer Toyah Willcox, 58, Mark Wingett, 55, Phil Daniels, 57 and Trevor Laird, 58, and will start filming in London this summer.

The era-defining 1979 film adaptation of The Who’s rock opera, which also starred Leslie Ash, 56, Sting, 64, and Ray Winstone, 59, documented the infamous clashes between rival gangs of mods on their scooters and rockers on motorbikes terrorising seaside resort Brighton with violent fighting.

The follow-up is set in the present-day and based on the book To Be Someone, by Peter Meadows, which was inspired by the original movie – and will be directed by Ray Burdis, who made The Wee Man and The Krays, with his company Archangel productions.

• Continue reading at The Mirror.


Official Toyah: Twitter Photos

May 28th, 2016

A couple of recent great photos from Toyah’s Official Twitter which I managed to miss due to being ridiculously busy. Photo one is Toyah (looking amazing) with her Hound co-star Gary Shail. Browse Toyah’s Twitter by clicking below. (Photos © Toyah Willcox)


The Mirror: Quadrophenia Sequel/Toyah Interview

May 27th, 2016

quad16bQuadrophenia star Toyah Willcox says her character has become a ‘sexual predator’

The 80s singer said: “The natural journey for my character, nearly 40 years on, has seen her become a sexual predator, working in the sex industry”

A sequel to the iconic British mod movie Quadrophenia is being made – 37 years after the original.

The new film will star many of the same cast members as the 1979 cult hit – singer Toyah Willcox, 58, Mark Wingett, 55, Phil Daniels, 57 and Trevor Laird, 58, and will start filming in London this summer.

80s popstar Toyah will revisit her role as Monkey – who has grown into a swinging cougar. She said: “Quadrophenia was really zeitgeist and it’s never really gone away, as every new generation connects with it.

“No-one expected that to happen – it grabbed teenage angst by the balls and never let go. None of us realised the impact it would have at the time – we were all just desperate to out do each other. The natural journey for my character, nearly 40 years on, has seen her become a sexual predator, working in the sex industry as a madam. She’s married to one of the other main characters and they’re swingers.”

• Continue reading at The Mirror. (Photos ©


Shakespeare Lives: The Tempest

May 27th, 2016

irishfi16aThe Tempest continues to be included in various events and festivals marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Next month it is being screened as part of Shakespeare Lives at the Irish Film Institute.

#Season: IFI presents Shakespeare Lives, a season of Shakespearean film adaptations this June

The season continues with Derek Jarman’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest (June 19th), an evocative depiction of colonialism, revenge, retribution and reconciliation. Starring Heathcote Williams as Prospero, the former Duke of Milan, and Toyah Willcox as his daughter Miranda, Jarman brings a punk sensibility to this production, with wild visuals and rich designs which conceal the film’s modest budget.

Tickets are available now at or at the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477.

• Continue reading at The Tempest is also part of the BFI presents Shakespeare on Film programme, being screened on 19th June.

Derby Telegraph: Toyah Stripped Back – Derby Cathedral

May 27th, 2016

derbytel16aToyah Willcox brings her band to Derby to play an intimate stripped back show, full of hits, album tracks and new songs.

Derby Cathedral is set to become the major entertainment venue in the city centre with more than a dozen events already planned this year and more to follow.

Following the closure of the city’s Assembly Rooms in 2013 after a fire in its car park, Derby has been noticeably unable to stage large-scale concerts and exhibitions. At the same time, the cathedral is committed to getting as many people as possible through its doors in addition to those who worship there.

• Continue reading at the Derby Telegraph.

Stereoboard: Toyah Announces Autumn UK Shows

May 27th, 2016

stereoboard16aToyah will play two UK shows this autumn.

The new wave singer-songwriter will head to London’s Islington Academy on September 9 and the Fleece in Bristol on October 23. Tickets go on sale at 9.00am on May 23.

Toyah confirmed via Facebook that the upcoming shows will be fully electric and feature a new band. (*nope, new gigs were mentioned, not a new band)

Toyah Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows:

Fri September 09 2016 – LONDON O2 Academy Islington
Sun October 23 2016 – BRISTOL Fleece

• Continue reading at Stereobaord. NB: Sigue Sigue Sputnik will support Toyah at the Islington Academy. Browse the Official Toyah Gigs page.

Scootering: Reprint of Toyah Issue with Latest Magazine

May 27th, 2016

scootering16aThe latest issue (#360, June 2016) of Scootering magazine was published yesterday and this special edition comes with a full, and free, reprint of the issue which had Toyah on the cover – originally published back in February 1994.

Toyah: From Quadrophenia to Peter Pan – Exclusive Interview

FREE reprint of the entire 1994 TOYAH edition bagged with every copy.

Jam-packed edition out on the newsstands Thursday 26th May!

Preview a digital edition now (cut down version of #360) at here.

• Visit the Scootering website.

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Toyah on TV: Minder (All Mod Cons)

May 27th, 2016

Minder: ITV4: Thursday 2nd June: 6am
All Mod Cons. Arthur decides to sell Terry’s flat without his permission. Meanwhile, Terry gets a job minding at a local club and ends up getting into more trouble than he had planned for when he realises the club’s manager is on the fiddle. Starring: George Cole, Dennis Waterman, Toyah Willcox, Simon Cadell, James Ottaway, and Tony Osaba. (Series 2, Episode 8, 1980). Also showing on ITV4 +1.

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Quadrophenia: Jimmy/Monkey/Dave/Ferdy Reunite

May 27th, 2016

Four of the original cast of Quadrophenia were recently pictured together in London; Toyah, Mark Wingett, Phil Daniels, Trevor Laird, with the Official Toyah Facebook asking: “Wonder what for?” and yesterday Toyah tweeted: “Last week Seattle. This week….. outside the site of the cafe in Quadrophenia” – These may not actually be linked but all very intriguing and Mod/Quad- tastic!! See another photo by clicking below. (Photo © Gotcha Images)


PS. Quadrophenia is on UK television tonight too – Details here.

The Mirror: Quadrophenia Reunion

May 27th, 2016

quad14aQuadrophenia reunion 37 years after cult film was released – and the stars have changed quite a bit

Looks like these Quadrophenia stars are still talking about their generation…

Toyah Willcox, Mark Wingett, Phil Daniels and Trevor Laird met up for a reunion 37 years after the hit mods and rockers movie was released.

And while there was not a scooter or parka in sight, the group looked delighted to see each other. Singer Toyah, 58, played Monkey. Mark, 55, (Dave in the 1979 film) became Jim Carver in The Bill and 57-year-old Phil had the lead role as Jimmy.

• Continue reading at The Mirror.

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.

Gravesend Reporter: Toyah at Dartford Festival

May 27th, 2016

dartfordfest16bToyah revealed as first major act appearing at this year’s Dartford Festival

The first headliner for this year’s free Dartford Festival in Central Park has been revealed as singer Toyah.

Dartford Borough Council has just announced that the Birmingham-born Punk princess, award-winning rock legend, actress and composer, will be appearing on Saturday, July 16.

Welcoming the announcement council leader Jeremy Kite said, “Every year, we put on the sort of show that usually attracts a high ticket price and then we make it free!

“The Festival’s success is built on some of Britain’s most talented and successful live artists and I’m delighted Toyah has accepted our invitation to feature on the Saturday stage. She is the first of many great festival acts to be announced in the coming weeks.”

• Continue reading at the Gravesend Reporter.