FLAMBOYANT hit 80s singer Toyah Wilcox is planning not one but six changes of costume for her forthcoming Harrogate Theatre show.
Toyah, who appears this Friday, July 22 as part of Harrogate international Festival Fringe, said:
“We start at year 1981 with quite grounded theatrical songs and regress towards the punk era, with the show building in intensity and sheer exuberance, back to the music of 1978! It feels quite odd exiting stage for a quick change, there’s six in all!”
The show is part of TV celebrity Toyah’s year-long From Sheep Farming To Anthem Tour which has been receiving plaudits across the internet and social media.
The striking Toyah visuals which she created in the 1980s were an innovative forerunner of the styles and approaches adopted by the hitmakers of today including Lady GaGa and Gwen Stefani.
The tour sees the colourful Toyah play a selection of material from her first three albums, concentrating on songs from her 1981 Platinum-selling album Anthem, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this summer.
Not only is Toyah and her full live band performing songs either not heard live for over 25 years but some songs never played live previously.
The actress/singer/personality has had a highly successful, prolific and incredibly diverse career, with major hit records and many stage and screen roles to her credit, which has made her one of Britain’s biggest household names.
The shows also serve as a true celebration of the peak of her chart fame in the early 1980s with tracks such as It’s A Mystery.
Tickets are available at Harrogate Theatre box office on 01423 502 116 or from www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk.