Toyah Willcox

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Ragga-metal, Y2K R&B and folk legends: 30 acts to see at Glastonbury
From big names including Arctic Monkeys and Kelis to must-see cult acts such as Yaya Bey and Vigro Deep, our music editors pick out the essential sets

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

20, Jun, 2023 @8:46 AM

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Toyah on It’s a Mystery: ‘I told Princess Margaret I was a punk rocker. She said “How ridiculous”’
‘There was a vinyl shortage when it was released. Old records had to be sent to the factory to be melted down and pressed. But soon it was selling 75,000 copies a day’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

12, Sep, 2022 @11:24 AM

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Give Them Wings review – paean to Darlington FC and the power of compassion
This disarmingly sincere autobiopic tackles a northern lad’s struggles with disability with an unselfpitying eye, evoking the goodwill of vintage of British studio-era films

Phil Hoad

25, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp look back: ‘He came from the 60s, having multiple girlfriends at once’
The musicians recreate a photo from their wedding – a day of panic, pasta and paparazzi

Harriet Gibsone

28, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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To Be Someone review – a Guy Ritchie ripoff two decades past its sell-by date
The Quadrophenia cast reunite for this claret-soaked mess of dodgy geezers shady drug deals and noisy guitar riffs

Steve Rose

06, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Toyah Willcox: 'My mother always wanted me altered in some way. I was never right'
The singer and actor has had a productive pandemic – and gone viral from her kitchen. She talks about escaping her childhood, sexual harassment and persuading her rock star husband to dress in a tutu

Emine Saner

04, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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From the cardiologist to the baker: how busy people manage sleep
From Martha Kearney to Toyah Willcox: 10 people with unusual work patterns reveal their bedtime routines

Will Coldwell

11, Feb, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Can a team of pop stars, doctors and nurses help the NHS top the charts?
An unlikely group, including Guy Garvey, Nile Rodgers, Engelbert Humperdinck, Petula Clark and Blue are determined to raise money and morale in the health service. But can they reach No 1?

Simon Hattenstone

06, Jul, 2018 @5:08 PM

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Toyah Willcox webchat – your questions answered on punk, rabbits and fighting for her back catalogue
The singer and actor, who is starring in a stage version of Derek Jarman’s Jubilee, on her bucket list, how she’d explain punk to aliens and what she’d like for her 60th birthday

22, Jan, 2018 @2:49 PM

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Jubilee review – Anarchy in the UK, 2017 style
With its ‘no future’ message, Chris Goode’s riotous update of Derek Jarman’s punk film Jubilee rings true

Susannah Clapp

12, Nov, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Jubilee review – rude and raucous return for Jarman's punk pageant
Chris Goode directs Toyah Willcox in a wild reimagining of Derek Jarman’s film about a time-travelling queen and a generation with no future

Lyn Gardner

07, Nov, 2017 @10:30 PM

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Human, all too human: 10 sci-fi films that show what it means to be alive
MoMA’s latest film series sees the institution search deep and wide for the best in out-there science fiction. Here’s a selection that push at ideas of humanity

Interviews by Jake Nevins

14, Jul, 2017 @2:01 PM

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