IT'S no longer a mystery . Acoustic, Up Close & Personal is a chance for ToyahWillcox to perform a selection of songs acoustically and intimately, interspersed with stories from her colourful life in music, film, television, theatre and books.

In a career spanning 35 years, the 56-year-old Kings Heath performer, composer, presenter and writer has chalked up eight Top 40 hits between 1981 and 1985, recorded 25 albums, written two books, appeared in more than 40 stage plays, made ten feature films and presented a host of television programmes.

In tonight's show, she will reflect on her journey from punk princess to TV high priestess in the company of musicians Chris Wong and Colin Hinds.

Screaming Tarts Presents...Toyah Willcox: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal, The Duchess, York, tonight, 7.30pm.Tickets cost £20 in advance on 0844 477 1000 or at or £22 on the door.