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Chronicle Live: Toyah To Play Phoenix Theatre in Blyth

May 6th, 2014

chroniclelive14aA new article on Toyah, By Chronicle Live, published today.

Eighties pop star Toyah to play Phoenix Theatre in Blyth

Former punk princess Toyah will be performing all her greatest hits at the Phoenix Theatre in Blyth this Saturday

Eighties pop star Toyah will play the Phoenix Theatre in Blyth this Saturday.

It all began in her hometown Birmingham in 1977 when film director Derek Jarman offered her the role of ‘Mad’ in seminal punk epic Jubilee. She continued to gain strong roles, appearing alongside Katherine Hepburn in the film, The Corn is Green, as well as playing Monkey in the legendary Quadrophenia. She teamed up with Jarman again to play Miranda in his innovative version of The Tempest, which won her a nomination as Best Newcomer at the 1980 Evening Standard Awards.

Saturday’s show will see her play all her greatest hits plus her tracks from her album Crimson Queen.

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Chronicle Live: Toyah Reflects On Her Favourite Year

October 15th, 2013


A new interview with Toyah, ahead of Friday’s first Love Is The Law & More gig, from Chronicle Live, published today.

Love is still the Law for 80s singer Toyah: We chat to Toyah ahead of her gig at Legends

Entertainment Editor Gordon Barr chats to Toyah, who is at Legends in Newcastle on Friday

Three decades on, 80s pop princess Toyah still recalls 1983 as one of her favourite years. Little wonder then she is bringing her album release of that year back out on the road.

Love Is The Law was critically acclaimed at the time and Toyah will be performing about six tracks from it, as well as a host of her numerous other hits, when she takes to the stage of Legends in Newcastle on Friday.

“This is my favourite album, it has very happy memories for me,” she tells me. “It was released in 1983 and I made it at a time when I was also appearing as Trafford Tanzi in the West End and it had to be written and recorded at the same time.

“But it was just glorious. I don’t have one bad memory of that year at all…”

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Chronicle Live: Stars Line Up For Newcastle Pride 2013

July 20th, 2013

chroniclelive13aNewcastle Pride takes place this Saturday. Entertainment Editor Gordon Barr has the details

Amelia Lily, Toyah and Katrina, of the Waves, headline this year’s Newcastle Pride on Saturday.

The festival, celebrating the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, could boost the Tyneside economy by around £1m.

Last year Newcastle Pride attracted around 23,000 visitors for the one-day event held in Newcastle’s Exhibition Park, many of whom came from around the UK. And organisers believe this year’s line-up will bring in even bigger crowds – giving a huge boost to hotels, restaurants and bars across the city and beyond.

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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.

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