The revival of Boy George's musical TABOO, which is currently playing Brixton Club House has been extended through March 31.
Sarah Ingram (West End's SHOW BOAT, MURDEROUS INSTINCTS, SOUTH PACIFIC, OKLAHOLMA! and MARTIN GUERRE), plays Billy's mother, Josie, and Michael Matus (West End's EVENING PRIMROSE and MARTIN GUERRE) plays Derek/Patel. They join Matthew Rowland (Boy George) Paul Baker (Philip Salloon), Sam Buttery (Leigh Bowery), Adam Bailey (Marilyn), Katie Kerr (Sue Tilley), Owain Williams (Steve Strange), Niamh Perry (Kim), and Alistair Brammer (Billy). Ensemble members Daniella Bowen, Zeph Gould, Alex Hammond, and Jennifer Hepburn are also cast in the show.
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. From squat to superstardom, from rock to rock bottom, both mens' stories are played out against the fantastic background of Taboo, the nightclub that came to symbolise the excess and decadence of 1980s London and subsequently defined a generation.
The TABOO website is now live. http://www.taboothemusical.co.uk/