Taboo

  • Date:
    November 1, 2003

    Opened: 13 Nov 2003
    Written by Music & Lyrics by George O'Dowd (a.k.a. Boy George), Book by Charles Busch (Adapted from the original book by Mark Davies), Original Concept: George O'Dowd (a.k.a. Boy George) and Christopher Renshaw
    Starring: Euan Morton, George O�Dowd (aka Boy George)
    Directed by: Christopher Renshaw
    Synopsis: TABOO is a musical portrait of London in the early 1980s, a time which found its rebellious expression in flamboyant fashion and decadent nightlife. TABOO focuses on two young men - Leigh Bowery, a brilliant performance artist and designer (played by Boy George) and George O�Dowd (played by Euan Morton), a young man who becomes the surprising star of the scene as 'Boy George.' Both men�s stories are played out against the background of Taboo, the real life club that had come to symbolize the mad excess and decadent fun of a time and place that left a lasting influence on music and fashion.

    What the critics had to say.....
    BEN BRANTLEY for THE NEW YORK TIMES says, " the show is a crazy, mixed-up mess in tone, structure and rhythm." HOWARD KISSEL for THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says, "The show turns out to be more tedious than awful."ELYSA GARDNER for USA TODAY says, "A talented cast helps ensure that the show never sinks altogether." LINDA WINER for NEWSDAY says, "What the show does have...is a great sense of style." MICHAEL KUCHWARA for ASSOCIATED PRESS says, "Debuts With Some Sparkle." BRENDAM LEMON for THE FINANCIAL TIMES in LONDON says, "Taboo is alive with talent."

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    Financial Times in London