Posts Tagged ‘The Ebony Tower’

Dreamscape Advent Calendar 2018: Day 18

December 18th, 2018

christmas2018bChristmas 1984, The Ebony Tower – written by John Fowles and originally published in 1974 – aired on ITV on the 9th December.

Toyah filmed the 90-minute television drama, which was produced by Granada TV, in the Dordogne region of France during the Summer of 1983. She starred alongside Sir Laurence Olivier, Greta Scacchi and Roger Rees.

View promo shots from the drama here and here. Read an interview with Toyah, published when The Ebony Tower aired, by Outlook magazine, and another from around the same time, by Cosmopolitan magazine. Read Dreamscape’s 2011 DVD review, and view a couple of our fan adverts. (Thanks to andy for the screen cap below)


Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

April 5th, 2016

yorkshiretimes16bThe Yorkshire Times: For Two Glorious Weeks – All Roads Lead To Grassington: In its fourth decade, Grassington Festival once again brings some of the best established and emerging artists to the Yorkshire Dales, in an impressive line-up announced this week – Continue reading…

Liverpool Sound & Vision: Toyah, Gig Review. St. George’s Hall Concert Room. Liverpool: There is nothing like seeing a female warrior on stage, a heroine to many performing with such vigorous intent that in the end all that is needed is to remember that Punk stood for something very classy, the opportunity to be unique and be given a chance, in the bland world that we seem to be steaming towards, that lesson is always to be heeded; Toyah Willcox, whether in full electric circus or in the ample arms of an acoustic set, holds the audience to account on such things – Continue reading…

PR Photos: Toyah Willcox Talk and Concert at St George’s Hall in Liverpool – March 24, 2016: A selection of great shots from last month’s Liverpool date – Continue reading…

The Express: 80s Pop Stars Then and Now: Toyah and a host of others… then and now – Continue reading…

Reprobate Magazine: Review: The Ebony Tower: Made when TV movies were still ‘plays’ in Britain, this 1984 Granada production is an interesting, if flawed version of the John Fowles story, adapted by John Mortimer, and quite a big deal at the time, in part because of the casting of Laurence Olivier in a rare TV production at the twilight of his career – Continue reading…

Remember 1983: The Ebony Tower

May 15th, 2013

Late Summer 1983, Toyah filmed The Ebony Tower in the Dordogne area of France with Sir Laurence Olivier, Greta Scacchi and Roger Rees. The 90-minute drama eventually aired on ITV in December 1984, with a TV Times cover accompanying it. 30 years later it’s still one of Toyah’s best remembered acting roles. View a larger version of the Dreamscape advert for the 2011 DVD release here, and the original trailer here. (Thanks to Andi)