Boy George's Taboo at the Brixton Club House
Danielle Tarento and Bronia Buchanan presents the Boy George musical Taboo at the Brixton Club House, in south London, from 7 Sep to 23 Dec 2012.
Written by Mark Davis Markham, with lyrics by Boy George, the show is directed by Christopher Renshaw, who directed the show in the West End 10 years ago.
A musical portrait of a brief but remarkable era, 1980s London. These gloriously self-indulgent years, played out against a backdrop of mass unemployment and social upheaval, sparked a rebellion among young people which ultimately found its expression in outrageous fashions and a decadent nightlife. These were the 'New Romantics' – leaders of a phenomenon which left a lasting influence on both the face and fate of pop, fashion and social culture.
Taboo is a story between a young girl and boy swept up in this exciting artistic climate and also focuses on two other young men – Leigh Bowery, a brilliant, anarchic performance artist and designer, and George O’Dowd, a young, rough-edged boy who arrives in London and, once part of the Eighties club world, becomes the surprising crossover star of the scene, Boy George.