Posts Tagged ‘Hormonal Housewives’

Bucks Examiner: Toyah Willcox Comedy Coming To Wycombe

May 26th, 2013

A new interview with Toyah, by the Buckinghamshire Examiner, published on Friday.

If you were asked to name a housewife, Toyah Willcox would probably not be the first person on your list.

More of a pop princess or actress than a woman plagued by chores she may seem a strange choice to star in Julie Coombe’s hit show, Hormonal Housewives, but it’s a role she is cherishing nevertheless.

Now coming to the end of the tour Toyah says it’s been ‘emotional,’ the Wycombe Swan is the last stop on May 26. “I’ll be sad to say goodbye to it,” she said. “Wycombe is our last show so it’ll be emotional for me. I’ve really enjoyed it. Comedy isn’t something I tend to do, though I’ve done Shakespearean comedy and American comedy. It’s addictive though. I’m used to applause in stadiums, but it’s something quite different when you tell a joke and people applaud and laugh. I think I’ll have terrible withdrawal.”

• Continue reading at the Buckinghamshire Examiner. The three month Hormonal Housewives tour comes to an end tonight. View all of Dreamscape’s related news on the show here.

Maidenhead Advertiser: Toyah Willcox Stars in Hormonal Housewives

May 24th, 2013

A celebration of women is how singing and stage star Toyah Willcox describes Hormonal Housewives, which is proving a smash-hit in UK theatres.

The show is written by husband and wife team Julie Coombe and John McIsaac and the Spring tour sees them cover 67 theatres with the Wycombe Swan as the last stop.

The pop icon stars in the comedy alongside writer Julie, and former Hollyoaks actress Sarah Jane Buckley. Toyah said: “We play ourselves and it is a celebration of women and we talk to the audience. It is naughty comedy and Chaucerian.”

• Continue reading at the Maidenhead Advertiser.

Newark Advertiser: ‘Hormonal Housewives’ Review

May 23rd, 2013

Exploring the joys of being a woman

Women of a certain age, with a handful of men in tow, turned out in force for Hormonal Housewives at the Palace Theatre, Newark, on Saturday and had a belly full of laughs.

The show, written by John McIsaac and Julie Coombe, saw her, Toyah Willcox and Sarah Jane Buckley, dress in pink outfits to talk about what makes them tick and what annoys them in life.

All three women, including Toyah on a pair of pink crutches, were hilarious from start to finish and did not mind poking fun at themselves as well as each other.

• Continue reading at the Newark Advertiser.

The Bristol Post: ‘Hormonal Housewives’ Review

May 15th, 2013

Monday’s Hormonal Housewives show at the Bristol Hippodrome has been reviewed by The Post.

REVIEW: Hormonal Housewives,
Bristol Hippodrome, 9/10

The new Hormonal Housewives show has played at the Bristol Hippodrome following on from successful tours in the past two years.

Toyah Willcox, Julie Coombe and Sarah Jane Buckley star in the show written by husband and wife team Julie Coombe and John MacIsaac.

The girls strode onto the stage to Queen’s hit, I Want To Break Free and definitely spent the next hour or two doing just that.

• Continue reading at The Post/This is Bristol.

Keeping Up With The Hormonal Housewives #10

May 12th, 2013

• There are just a couple of weeks left of the three-month Hormonal Housewives tour, with Bristol, Dartford, Hereford, St Albans, Crewe, Newark, Southampton, Lancaster, Telford, Chelmsford, Leamington Spa and High Wycombe left to visit.

St Albans Review: Interviews: Toyah Willcox can’t remember a time when she wasn’t going through some emotional crisis, which makes her the perfect star for Hormonal Housewives, coming to the Alban Arena: Few could ever describe Toyah Willcox as a shrinking violet. The former princess of pop punk has always been a rebel – as a teen she hung out with the local Hells Angels chapter, dyed her hair “every colour of the rainbow“ and often skipped her classes at her private school.

Bucks Free Press: Toyah Willcox: ‘I was in a dressing room alone with Jimmy Savile’ (Yes, believe it or not this is an interview to promote Hormonal Housewives!!): Toyah Willcox would not divulge if she was a feminist or not. But she was able to tell me all her about her current show, Hormonal Housewives, which she is said is most definitely not a feminist show, and which has been making women (and even a few men) laugh up and down the country.

This is Bristol/The Post: Toyah promises naughty show with a big smile: Charismatic Toyah Willcox is the perfect choice for Hormonal Housewives, the comedy that plays The Bristol Hippodrome on Monday, May 13.

Herts Advertiser: The Levellers, Hormonal Housewives and Chas and Dave at the Alban Arena.

Chelmsford Weekly News: Boycie and Toyah in Cramphorn summer line-up.

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Interview: Toyah Willcox

May 11th, 2013

A new interview with Toyah, published on Wednesday, by the St Albans & Harpenden Review.

Toyah Willcox can’t remember a time when she wasn’t going through some emotional crisis, which makes her the perfect star for Hormonal Housewives, coming to the Alban Arena

Few could ever describe Toyah Willcox as a shrinking violet. The former princess of pop punk has always been a rebel – as a teen she hung out with the local Hells Angels chapter, dyed her hair “every colour of the rainbow“ and often skipped her classes at her private school.

Could it have been the hormones? “As far as I can remember I have always been hormonal, and I can remember being hormonal in my pram,“ says Toyah, 54, who is coming to St Albans as the star of Hormonal Housewives.

• Continue reading at the St Albans & Harpenden Review.

Hereford Times: A Great Night Out

May 5th, 2013

A new interview with Toyah, published by the Hereford Times on Friday.

A great night out in prospect at The Courtyard as Toyah Willcox stars in Hormonal Housewives

Think of Toyah Willcox and “housewife” isn’t a word that immediately springs to mind – punk princess, yes, award-winning actress, certainly – but she’s currently relishing the role as she plays one of the eponymous Hormonal Housewives of Julie Coombe and John McIsaac’s hugely successful show, which arrives at The Courtyard in Hereford on Wednesday, May 15.

“I took the part because it’s a very funny script and I adore doing comedy,” she says. “Before this the only comedy I’d done was Shakespeare and Arthur Smith, which is very different.

It’s a genre I really love, and this show delivers a laugh at least every five lines. It’s one of the most outrageous pieces of theatre, very very naughty, but with a big smile on its face.”

• Continue reading at the Hereford Times.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

May 1st, 2013

Scunthorpe Telegraph: Toyah Willcox starring at Scunthorpe Baths Hall on Thursday: A new interview with Toyah: Stepping inside the mind of a woman is a scary thought for some men. But if you want to imagine what it is like for us girls, this show will give you an idea.

Chester Chronicle: Toyah Willcox to star in Hormonal Housewives at Crewe Lyceum: Pop icon Toyah Willcox will be in South Cheshire later this month when the irrepressible Hormonal Housewives head for Crewe’s Lyceum Theatre

Instagram: Check out the latest photos Toyah has instagrammed!.

The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive: Read full transcripts of Toyah’s interviews from Keith Middleton’s Late Show from BBC Radio Shropshire in early March and Justin Moorhouse on BBC Radio Manchester from the beginning of April.

Rock the Stadium: Toyah, Five Star, Altered Images, Midge Ure, Paul Young and many others will “Rock The Stadium” in Falkirk on Saturday 22nd June.

Dangerous Minds: Films and Filming: Original photo-spread for Derek Jarman’s Jubilee.

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.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

April 28th, 2013

An Occasional Plug: I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan chronicles a slice of adolescent life from late 1979 to late 1986 and recalls the experience of being a pop music fan in the early eighties, evoking the feelings of a very different time before the internet, mobile phones or multi-channel TV put media at our fingertips.

Strawberry Line Times: Sat 27 Apr. Theatre preview: ex punk Toyah teams up with Julie Coombe for a hormonal moment: The former pink haired punk rocker Toyah Willcox is appearing in Bristol next month in Hormonal Housewives. She stars in the show at the Bristol Hippodrome with Julie Coombe.

Robert Fripp’s Diary: Lots of “behind-the-scenes” photos from the ‘At Home’ part of the forthcoming All Star Mr & Mrs programme. Robert says: “A four-hour visit for perhaps two minutes of screentime“. Looks like the adorable Willyfred was ready for his close up!

Red Funnel: Jack Up The 80s: 10-11 August 2013. Don’t miss this great new 2 day 80’s music event featuring Heaven 17, Bad Manners, Katrina and the Waves, Bootleg Blondie and Toyah to name just a few.

_Black_Acrylic: Derek Jarman – Jubilee: Jubilee is a 1978 cult film directed by Derek Jarman. It stars Jenny Runacre, Ian Charleson, and a host of punk rockers, including Adam Ant and Toyah. The title refers to the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 1977.

The Quietus: Adam Ant On Fashion, Back-Carving & MJ: Interesting video interview with Adam in which he also talks about Jubilee.

BBC America Doctor Who Specials: Three of the documentaries Toyah guested in last year, The Women Of Doctor Who, The Timey Wimey Of Doctor Who, The Destinations Of Doctor Who, have been released on R1 DVD. Although they are on a standalone disc with its own artwork (see photo) they can only be purchased as part of a huge, 41-disc, six-series spanning, box set. View more info on the BBC America DW specials here.

Birmingham Music Heritage (Untold Stories 1965-1985): Below, Toyah Willcox, Fuzz Townshend of Pop Will Eat Itself, and former Black Sabbath manager Jim Simpson, along with Birmingham band manager and promoter, Barry Tomes talk about Birmingham’s venues of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Oxford Mail: Theatre: Iron Lady

April 26th, 2013

A rather prickly new Toyah interview, published yesterday by the Oxford Mail.

Katherine MaCalister talks to punk priestess Toyah Willcox about her latest incarnation as an hormonal housewife

Toyah Willcox has made a career out of being prickly, so I was prepared for the punk priestess and her lashing tongue, ready even, willing. But on the morning in question, she was particularly abrasive.

So where to start? “Let’s just talk about the play,” she says. Right, the play, I think rifling through my legions of notes on her legendary career…

• Continue reading at the Oxford Mail.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

April 26th, 2013

Toyah @ Twitter: A couple of interesting tweets from Toyah recently: “Just driven past Battle. Where Sheep farming In Barnet was recorded ……35yrs ago !!!!!!!” and “…on another subject Toyah Autumn dates will announced soon“. Twitter is also a great way to stay updated on Hormonal Housewives with news direct from Toyah.

Edinburgh Evening News: City star of The Voice happy for second chance: Toyah is mentioned in this article on former Bilbo Baggins singer Colin Chisholm. Colin appeared in Glitter in 1976, alongside Toyah in her first TV role.

Tamworth Herald: Laughs and gasps aplenty at Garrick: They have caused “mayhem and mania in theatres across the country” – and now the Hormonal Housewives cast are heading to Lichfield.

• Toyah received a name check on the Snooker World Championships 2013 on Wednesday afternoon: “As Toyah Willcox said, it’s a mystery…” said one of the commentators. The snooker is currently airing on BBC2 and Eurosport.

Press:On: Toyah Willcox: The Hormonal Housewife

April 25th, 2013

A new cover for Toyah, from Dunfermline Press’ ‘Press:On’ magazine:

Toyah Willcox: The Hormonal Housewife on stand-up, style and why she’ll never be ‘normal’.

Hormonal Housewives play a handful of Scottish dates early next month, at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow (Sunday 5th May), Caird Hall, Dundee ( Tuesday 7th May) and beginning at the Alhambra Theatre in Dunfermline on Saturday 4th May.

The ‘Press:On’ interview with Toyah is only currently available in the print version of the magazine, published today and mainly on sale in the Fife area, but may appear online at some point at the Dunfermline Press website.

Click on the cover to view a larger version of the cover.


Swindon Advertiser: Toyah Willcox Set For A Giggle…

April 25th, 2013

… when she comes to Swindon

Punk princess of the 1980s Toyah Willcox is now trying her hand at stand-up comedy. This spring she is on the road with Hormonal Housewives, a sketch show covering all things woman.

Toyah and her stage cohorts, Julie Coombes and Sarah-Jane Buckley, stop off in Swindon as part of the UK tour next Tuesday.

The singer says she is having a good giggle every night, not just with her mates on stage, but with a whole room full of women on a girls’ night out. “It is like nothing I have done before,” she said. “It is an observational piece, little scenes where women recognise themselves when they are moaning about their men or boasting about their kids. We cover book groups, erotic literature and a gym scene, which is all girlie bad, and the audience love it.”

• Continue reading at the Swindon Advertiser.

Derby Telegraph: Learning How To Be A Housewife

April 24th, 2013

Another new interview, this one from the Derby Telegraph.

Learning how to be a housewife proves ‘big eye-opener’ for Toyah Willcox

After years of living the touring life as a musician, actress or TV presenter, all-round performer Toyah Willcox has now been forced to learn about the type of life she didn’t choose – that of picking the children up from school and doing the housework.

“It has been quite an eye-opener to take on this role,” says Toyah, who stars in the sketch show Hormonal Housewives alongside Julie Coombe, who also wrote the script. “It was interesting to find out more about the things which are just commonplace to most women and mums such as chatting at the school gates, competitive parents and going to book groups.”

• Continue reading at the Derby Telegraph.

The Enquirer: Getting Hormonal With Toyah

April 24th, 2013

IN2 talks to rock legend TOYAH WILLCOX about her starring role in Hormonal Housewives, which comes to Chelmsford in May…

“In rehearsals I thought it was going to be really scary, because this is something I’ve never done before,” says Toyah of working on a comedy. “But the laughter really lifts you and as soon as I stepped out on stage for the first time I knew I was going to enjoy it. When you’re touring with a band and you’re the lead singer, there’s a lot of weight on your shoulders, but being a three hander, it’s like an equal ride.”

Indeed, joined on stage by writer Julie Coombe and former Hollyoaks actress Sarah Jane Buckley, the show features sketches covering everything that makes today’s women tick.

• Continue reading at The Enquirer.

Keeping Up With The Hormonal Housewives #9

April 24th, 2013

Lichfield Live: Hormonal Housewives returning to the Lichfield Garrick stage: The Lichfield Garrick is welcoming back the popular Hormonal Housewives for a new production starring Toyah Willcox and Julie Coombe.

Chad: Hormonal Housewives promise naughty night at Mansfield Palace Theatre: A night of naughtiness, hilarious stories and roaring laughter is coming to Mansfield thanks to the rather risqué Hormonal Housewives. Star of the show is actress and 80s pop star Toyah Willcox, who told Chad that the show, which is on at Mansfield Palace Theatre on Wednesday 1st May, is ‘a complete scream’. “It’s a very joyful celebration of all women of all ages,” she said.

Dundee Evening Telegraph: Toyah set for a girl’s night in Dundee: Actress and singer Toyah Willcox is gearing up to treat Dundee’s women to a giggly girls night out. The British pop icon is set to star in comedy theatre show, Hormonal Housewives, which is based around everyday lives of women.

The York Press: Review: Hormonal Housewives: Toyah Willcox, Julie Coombe and Sarah Jane Buckley, a.k.a the Hormonal Housewives, descended on the Grand Opera House last night to share their experiences of modern housewifery with the similar-minded women of York… The Housewives’ style is cheeky and full of heart, not to mention completely puerile. As such, it may not be to everyone’s taste.

Newark Advertiser: Sketch show highlight of new theatre season: Toyah, who has appeared at the Palace in Steve Steinman’s Vampires Rock, said: “This is a fantastic show about women of a certain age who reveal things about themselves and others in a rather naughty way.”

Belper News: It’s ladies’ night with hit show: Starring British pop icon Toyah Willcox, writer Julie Coombe, and former Hollyoaks actress Sarah Jane Buckley.

South London Press: I’m No Hormonal Housewife

April 20th, 2013

A new Toyah interview from South London Press, published yesterday.

When Toyah Willcox burst on to the pop scene in the 1980s with her multicoloured punky hair and her songs I Want to To Be Free and It’s A Mystery, she embodied fun, excitement and energy.

In the 30 plus years since then, the pop icon has notched up 13 Top 40 hit singles, released more than 20 albums, written two books, appeared in more than 40 stage plays and 10 films, been on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity and presented TV programmes as diverse as The Good Sex Guide Late, Watchdog and Songs Of Praise.

Charismatic and often outspoken, she has become a household name with an energy which is still like a force of nature and that shows no signs of diminishing.

• Continue reading at South London Press.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

April 20th, 2013

Heaven Is An Incubator: Found Vinyl: Toyah – Love Is The Law: Up first is the 1983 album “Love Is the Law,” from English performer Toyah.  Look at that album cover.  Seriously, look at it.  It’s got a bunch of fencers and a girl that looks like an extra from the 80’s movie “Solarbabies.”

Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury 24: Toyah Willcox causes mayhem in Hormonal Housewives: Toyah Willcox and Julie Coombe are back on stage causing mayhem as the irrepressible Hormonal Housewives.

Justin Moorhouse: Toyah’s recent interview, which aired on BBC Radio Manchester, is now available to listen to at Audio Boo.

Staffs Live: Hormonal Housewives returning to Lichfield: The Hormonal Housewives are returning to the Lichfield Garrick. Their new show, starring Toyah Willcox alongside Julie Coombe, will take a look at what really makes the modern housewife tick.

Worcester News: Win Tickets To See Hormonal Housewives

April 15th, 2013

Following 2012’s celebrated reception as they caused mayhem and mania in theatres across the land, the irrepressible Hormonal Housewives are back and return to The Sands Centre, Carlisle on Friday 3rd May, 2013 and they have three pairs of tickets to give away.

• Enter at the Worcester News website (Registration required).

Chronicle Live: Interview: Toyah Willcox

April 14th, 2013

Another new interview with Toyah, this one from the North East’s Chronicle Live, published on Friday.

Interview: Toyah Willcox who is in Hormonal Housewives at the Tyne Theatre

Singer-actress Toyah Willcox is gearing up for two performances in Newcastle. On Sunday it will be in her acting capacity as she stars in Hormonal Housewives at the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre. Then, on July 20, she is back in Newcastle to headline Northern Pride at Leazes Park.

• Continue reading at Chronicle Live.