"TABOO" TO CLOSE 12 APRIL 2003


"TABOO" TO CLOSE 12 APRIL 2003

The Boy George musical Taboo is to close on Sat 12 April 03 after a run of 15 months at the Venue. The show is then expected to transfer to Broadway later in the year.

Taboo opened at The Venue, in Leicester Square, in January last 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 show, which has music & lyrics by Boy George and book by Mark Davies-Markham, is directed by Christopher Renshaw and currently features Euan Morton (Boy George), Lucy Newton (Kim), Declan Bennett (Billy), Boy George (Leigh Bowery, (NOTE Boy George will not be appearing on the following dates: . 7 Mar 8pm, 8 Mar 3pm, 14 Mar 8pm, 15 Mar 3pm and 8pm, 22 Mar 8pm, 5 Apr 8pm ), Phil Nichol (Philip Sallon), Jackie Clune (Josie) , Gary Amers (Marilyn) , Nathan Taylor (Steve Strange), David Burt (Derek / Petal).

"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.

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