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Christmas 2023: December Will Be Magic Again…

November 28th, 2023

We are rollercoasting towards December, and you know what that means… Yep, we are reprising our Christmas Countdown/Run Up to the 25th.

This is Dreamscape’s 24th Christmas, and we will be digging out some of our old, but treasured, decorations – posts, really, but I think of them as decorations in December! – to celebrate the festive season.

Just like every December for the past two and a half decades, Dreamscape will be counting down every day until Christmas Eve with festive Toyah posts. There will be lots of past Christmassy bits & pieces but some new content too.

It’s going to be tinseltastic and yule be nutcrackers to miss it. Please join us every day in December for Christmas related updates – photos, info, trivia, memories and news. As well as details on any TV appearances for Toyah during December.

Toyah On Christmas TV: Homes Under The Hammer

November 28th, 2023

Homes Under The Hammer: BBC1: Monday 18th December: 11.15am
Celebrity Special 3. Series 26 Episode 74. A special 20th anniversary show! Dion Dublin is joined by pop superstar and Homes Under the Hammer superfan Toyah Willcox to look around a three-bedroom semi-detached house in Toyah’s native Birmingham. We also delve into the show’s archives for one of Dion’s early appearances, where he’s showing off his dance moves at a former nightclub in Burnley. Finally, Jacqui Joseph goes to Lincolnshire to see a ground floor flat. Click below to visit the BBC website. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Sat Song/UM/Sunday Lunch + Press

November 28th, 2023

• Saturday Morning Song: Masai Boy (Live 1982) – Watch… • Toyah & Robert: UpBeat MomentsWatch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday LunchYou Give Love A Bad NameWatch…

Press for Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – This week covering a Bon Jovi 80s classic. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

NME: Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover Bon Jovi’s ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’ in new Sunday Lunch video: The musical couple are back with their latest cover and some new props – Continue…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name” – Continue…

Far Out: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover Bon Jovi in new Sunday Lunch video – Continue…

Brave Words: Robert Fripp & Toyah Cover Bon Jovi Classic “You Give Love A Bad Name” In New Sunday Lunch Video – Continue…

Official Toyah TikTok: You Give Love A Bad Name – Continue…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend – Continue…

Toyah On Christmas TV: Tales Of The Unexpected

November 28th, 2023

Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Friday 1st December: 6pm
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Sunday 3rd December: 10.30am
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Monday 4th December: 1pm
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Tuesday 5th December: 9am
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.

Toyah On TV: Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?!

November 23rd, 2023

Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30: NOW 80s: Saturday 25th November: 3am
Pop legend Toyah brings 30 memorable videos featuring a cavalcade of clothing calamities from superstars including Visage, Five Star, Divine, Cher, The Jam, Bananarama, Dead Or Alive, Bucks Fizz, ABC, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Madonna, Adam & The Ants, A Flock Of Seagulls, Roxy Music, Kajagoogoo, Duran Duran, Grace Jones, Su Pollard, Toyah herself and more in this crazy countdown! See the full Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30 playlist here.

“Well, I’ve been taking an affectionate look at fellow pop stars and their styles so I had to balance things out with that. My hair, make-up and outfit on Thunder In The Mountains was pretty crazy. But I loved it!”

Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Sat Song/UM/Sunday Lunch

November 23rd, 2023

Saturday Morning Song: Martian CowboyWatch… • Toyah & Robert: UpBeat MomentsWatch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch Revisited – I Predict a RiotWatch… (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah On TV: Portrait Artist Of The Year

November 23rd, 2023

Portrait Artist Of The Year: Sky Arts: Wednesday 6th December: 7pm
Celebrities V Kids Special. Nitin Ganatra, Anita Mangan, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Toyah Willcox, Leigh Francis and Gemma Cairney join six school pupils selected as part of Sky Arts Access All Arts initiative to paint portraits of Konnie Huq, Lee Ridley and Chi-Chi Nwanoku. (Photos © Toyah Willcox)

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Grapevine Birmingham: Toyah Willcox Kicks Off Christmas

November 15th, 2023

Toyah Willcox kicks off Christmas at Millennium Point with lights switch on

Millennium Point’s Christmas lights were officially switched on by Birmingham-born music icon, Toyah Willcox, at the award-winning conference and events venue last week (08 November).

On 08 November, over 200 people filled Millennium Point’s atrium for the official light switch on and an evening of entertainment and networking. The 39ft Christmas tree was officially illuminated by musical icon Toyah Wilcox, famed for hits such as It’s a Mystery and I Want to Be Free, and her husband Robert Fripp, legendary musician of rock band King Crimson, alongside Millennium Point’s CEO, Abbie Vlahakis.

Alongside the festive lights switch on, which marked the beginning of Christmas in the city, the evening also included a special performance from Gospel Choir of the Year Award winners, the Birmingham Community Gospel Choir, who have recently appeared on The One Show and BBC Sports Personality Of The Year.

• Continue reading at Grapevine Birmingham.

Millennium Point: Toyah Switches On Christmas

November 15th, 2023

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Christmas Lights Switch On yesterday! It was wonderful to welcome icon Toyah Willcox to switch on our Christmas lights, alongside her husband – fellow music legend, Robert Fripp. Plus, the Birmingham Community Gospel Choir’s performance was incredible. Our fabulous 39ft Christmas tree will be lighting up Millennium Point throughout the festive season for you to enjoy.

• See more photos by clicking below. (Photo © Millennium Point)

Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Sat Song/UM/Sunday Lunch

November 15th, 2023

Saturday Morning Song: Bird In Flight (Unplugged) – Watch… • Toyah & Robert: UpBeat MomentsWatch… • Toyah & Robert’s Remembrance Sunday LunchHeroes (Lest We Forget) – Watch… (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Official Toyah: November 2023 Blog

November 15th, 2023

Toyah’s blog for November is available to read at

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Live 2023: BBC Radio 2 Sounds Of The 80s Live Tour

November 8th, 2023

How are you celebrating this New Year’s Eve?

Bring in 2024 with 80s legends – Toyah, Carol Decker (T’Pau) and Deniece Pearson (Five Star) all performing on the BBC Radio 2 Sounds of the 80s Live Tour Show from Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on December 31st.

Taking place from 9pm on New Year’s Eve, Sunday 31 December 2023. Alongside producer Johnny Kalifornia, they will take you back to the best decade in music – the 80s! Party along to specially curated Mastermixes and watch as the brilliant Sounds of the 80s dancers recreate classic scenes from 80s films and videos.

Dance to your favourite 80s anthems from artists such as Wham!, Queen, Prince, Madonna, Whitney and more.

Toyah Willcox has taken to the stage like no other for 42 years. From punk princess to cult stage actress, she has won numerous awards and nominations from singing to writing to acting. In 2001 Toyah was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Central England in Birmingham.

• It will be a massive 80s party. Grab your tickets here, or by clicking below. See further details at

Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: At Home/UM/Sunday Lunch

November 8th, 2023

Toyah At Home: November 2023 – Watch… • Toyah & Robert: UpBeat MomentsWatch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Feeling Lonely? – Watch… (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Audio: Children Of The Circus

November 8th, 2023

This month is huge for Doctor Who and Whovians all over the planet – It’s Who’s 60th Anniversary on 23rd November – and it’s just been announced Toyah is a cast member of a new Doctor Who inspired audio drama, released on 14th December.

Children of the Circus is a new, original, musical play (on audio) based on Doctor Who’s The Greatest Show in the Galaxy by Stephen Wyatt. Out 14 Dec, Toyah stars as The Band Of Infinite Harmony alongside a reunited cast including Sylvester McCoy (Seventh Doctor) and Sophie Aldred (Ace).

Starring Christopher Guard as Bellboy, Dee Sadler as Flowerchild and Ella, Sophie Aldred as Captain Gren and AJ, Toyah Willcox as The Band of Infinite Harmony, Ian Reddington as Delios and the Chief Clown, and Sylvester McCoy as the High Poet.

With Daisy Dunlop, Verity White, Kim Jones, Kenton Hall, Barnaby Eaton-Jones and Ian Kubiak.

Special guest appearances by Ricco Ross as The Ringmaster, Jessica Martin as Mags, Chris Jury as Deadbeat, Deborah Manship as Morgana, Gian Sammarco as Whizz Kid, Daniel Peacock as Nord, and Dean Hollingsworth as the Bus Conductor and Station Announcer.

Produced and directed by Barnaby Eaton-Jones, for AUK Studios.

• Further info at and Pre-order the limited-edition 2CD set here.

Toyah On TV: Guy Garvey – From The Vaults

November 8th, 2023

Guy Garvey – From The Vaults: Sky Arts: Friday 17th November: 7pm
1981. Series 3, episode 4. The Elbow frontman introduces clips from the TV archives from 1981, featuring performances by New Order, Depeche Mode, Soft Cell, Adam and the Ants, Kirsty MacColl, Kim Wilde and Toyah. Also featured are Elvis Costello & the Attractions, Madness, the Belle Stars, Dave Edmunds with the Stray Cats, and Secret Affair, and there are interviews with the Human League’s Philip Oakey, and Simon Le Bon and John Taylor from Duran Duran.

Toyah & Robert: Rock Party Tour At Birmingham

November 8th, 2023

Toyah & Robert’s month-long Sunday Lunch Rock Party Tour ended last weekend in Birmingham.

Toyah tweeted: “A stunning night in Birmingham last Sunday for the finale of the Toyah & Robert Fripp Rock Party Tour! Toyah xxx”

• See more photos from the tour-closing Birmingham gig here. (Photo © Manolo Poladari)

Live 2024: Isle Of Wight Festival

November 8th, 2023

Live dates for Toyah in 2024 are being confirmed, and following a great set this year, Toyah & Robert are heading back to the Isle of Wight Festival in 2024! Visit the official IOW Festival website by clicking below.

Toyah & Robert’s Rock Party: Last Five Dates…

November 8th, 2023

The final date of Toyah & Robert’s 2023 Rock Party Tour was Sunday, October 29th in Birmingham. On this episode of Toyah & Robert On The Road, a glimpse at the last five tour dates, the fire of rock, the musicians, and the grooving audiences, all coming together to celebrate a Rock Party!

Christmas 2023: Baubles!!

November 8th, 2023

Christmas is coming and a limited stock of Toyah baubles is available in the Toyah shop!

These limited edition baubles are hand painted from the inside, and each one is boxed with a numbered mini card hand signed by Toyah.

Daily Mail: Toyah Guests On Loose Women For Halloween

November 1st, 2023

Toyah guested on yesterday’s Loose Women Halloween Special, on ITV, with the interview being covered today by the Daily Mail.

Pop 80s icon Toyah Willcox, 65, claims violent ghosts called George and Mary are haunting her house as she recalls the ‘terrifying’ time she was ‘exorcised’ as a teenager

Toyah Willcox has claimed violent ghosts are haunting her house – as she recalled the time she was ‘exorcised’ as a teenager.

The 80s icon, now 65, appeared on the Halloween special of Loose Women on Tuesday alongside Olivia Atwood, Kaye Adams, Nadia Sawalha and Jane Moore.

Toyah spoke up about her experiences of ‘paranormal activity’ in her Worcestershire home, where she has lived for over 20 years.

She told the eerie story as she sat in front of a smoking cauldron for the spooky episode dressed as a black witches’ cat, complete with a belted jumpsuit and furry ears.

The I Want To Be Free singer said she and her husband, rock musician Robert Fripp, had been ‘invited’ to live in the house by ghosts.

She revealed that one of her resident ghouls named George has become so violent that she has begun to ‘attack’ her friends on numerous occasions.

Toyah explained: ‘George has never bothered me but he’s attacked my hairdresser, he’s attacked friends at dinner parties. I’ve never been afraid.

‘It all started to kick off when we would have dinner parties. Our ghosts do not like me when men come into the house something will happen.’

• Continue reading at the Daily Mail.

Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Sat Song/UM/Sunday Lunch + Press

November 1st, 2023

Saturday Morning Song: Paranoid (Toyah & Robert Live At Isle Of Wight Festival 2023) – Watch… • Toyah & Robert: UpBeat MomentsWatch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Happy Halloween – Watch… 

Press for Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – This week covering XYZ. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Brooklyn Vegan: Toyah & Robert Fripp cover XYZ’s “Nice Day To Die” for Halloween – Continue…

Brave Words: Robert Fripp & Toyah Perform XYZ’s “Nice Day To Die” For Sunday Lunch – “Happy Halloween!” – Continue…

Far Out: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover XYZ’s ‘Nice Day to Die’ – Continue…

Official Toyah TikTok: Halloween Edition – Continue…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend – Continue…