Posts Tagged ‘The London Hippodrome’

Acoustic @ The Hippodrome: UK Theatre Network Review

August 25th, 2015

aucao14bA great review, of Toyah’s recent Acoustic, Up Close & Personal gig at The Hippodrome, London, by Clare Brotherwood at the UK Theatre Network.

She began acting at the age of 18… at the National Theatre! She has starred in the West End in Calamity Jane, in films such as Quadrophenia, and has worked with Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, George Cukor and Katharine Hepburn – who admired her bright red hair. This year alone she has made four new films.

But to a generation she is punk rock star Toyah Willcox, who made around 30 albums and won awards for best female singer with self penned hits such as Be Proud, Be Loud, Be Heard; Thunder in the Mountains; It’s a Mystery, and I Want To Be Free.

Last week she reprised these hits in the intimate surroundings of the performing space which is housed above the roulette tables of Leicester Square’s Hippodrome Casino – walking into the building was an experience in itself!

She’s also a TV presenter and only two days before I had been watching her looking for a house on the Thames. So down to earth and friendly did she appear that when the opportunity came up to see her perform live I jumped at the chance – and I’m so glad I did.

I don’t do music reviews. I know what I like but can’t tell you why, so I paid for my ticket and went along as an ordinary punter. But I was so blown away by this little powerhouse of talent that I felt I just had to let people know she is a must-see act.

• Continue reading at the UK Theatre Network. Check out where else you can catch Toyah’s Acoustic, Up Close & Personal tour at her Official Website.

Official Toyah Instagram: Great Trio Of Gigs

August 17th, 2015

Great trio of gigs: Thursday 13 August at London Hippodrome; Friday 14 August at Eastbourne Bandstand; Saturday 15 August at the legendary Fairport Cropredy Convention – Visit Toyah’s Official Instagram by clicking below.


QX: Bar News: Hippodrome

August 12th, 2015

qx15aHippodrome / Thursday 13th

It’s Toyah! Actual Toyah Willcox! Household name! Singer! Model! Actress! She was on I’m A Celeb y’know. And she’s that voice in the Teletubbies that goes “Teletubbies, say goodbye!” Not many people know that. Anyway she’s at the Hippodrome for your aural pleasure, doing songs, and she’s going to be sublime.

The Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square
Cranbourn Street, WC2H 7JH
Show time 8pm. Tickets from £40.

Acoustic, Up Close & Personal: Debut London Date

August 10th, 2015

acoustic15pToyah brings the Acoustic, Up Close & Personal tour to The Hippodrome, Leicester Square, this coming Thursday, the first London date for the acoustic show.

Toyah said: “Really looking forward to Acoustic Up Close & Personal at Hippodrome London on 13 August. The venue is perfect to be a storyteller and a singer!

Household name, pop icon, TV presenter, and stage/screen actress (Calamity Jane, Cabaret, Peter Pan, Jubilee, Quadrophenia) Toyah comes to The Hippodrome this August with her Acoustic, Up Close & Personal show.

This is a unique chance to experience Toyah in an intimate setting where music and stories take centre stage. This lively, entertaining and revealing show comes in the form of Toyah performing an unplugged set of her well-loved hits and classic songs, alongside recalling stories from her colourful, thirty-five year career. From filming pop videos on horseback at 5am in the morning to acting alongside Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier this is a show which lifts the lid on working in the entertainment business.

• Continue reading at The Hippodrome website.