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TABOO NOW BOOKING TO 31ST MAY 03
Boy George's musical Taboo has announced a new 3 month booking period covering performances from 3rd Mar 03 to 31st May 03
Taboo opened at The Venue, in Leicester Square, in January this year to good notices from the popular press: THE TIMES says, “The casting is impeccable, the bitching is bewitching, and positively no one is underdressed.” DAILY TELEGRAPH says, “Taboo is a genuine breakthrough, and, despite its flaws, deserves to succeed……..the show has heart as well as attitude….Boy George's music and lyrics are terrific, blessed with melody, wit and a yearning vulnerability.” THE DAILY MAIL says, “Enjoyable new musical … that is also surprisingly conventional."
The cast currently includes: Euan Morton (Boy George), Dianne Pilkington (Kim), Luke Evans (Billy), Boy George (Leigh Bowery, then Julian Clary will play the role from 9th Sept to 16 Nov 02 ), Paul Baker (Philip Salon), Lyn Paul (Josie) , John Partridge (Marilyn) , Drew Jaymson (Steve Strange), David Burt (Derek) , Gail Mckinnon (Fat Sue), Michelle Hooper (Vicky), Robert Shelly, Daniel Carter, Martin Neely
The show has music & lyrics by Boy George and book by Mark Davies-Markham and directed by Christopher Renshaw..
"TABOO" tells the story of the times, with actors playing out the parts of the bill-topping performers who defined a generation, including STEVE STRANGE from VISAGE, the indefinable phenomenon that was LEIGH BOWERY, the one-man extravaganza MARILYN and club entrepreneur extraordinaire PHILIP SALLON. And then of course, there's BOY GEORGE, travelling from squat to superstardom, from rock to rock bottom. The show interweaves some fantastical facts of the 80s with a classic love story of ambition, passion and betrayal.