Frustrated young artist Billy escapes to London in pursuit of his fortune in the Big Smoke, and finds himself in a world of off-the-wall fashion statements and after-dark shenanigans in 1980s London. The story follows the rise of Boy George, Culture Club, and the New Romantics against the backdrop of the iconic Taboo nightclub. As Billy is caught up in a glamorous and flirtatious world of drag and decadence, he discovers the underlying struggles of people in a city in recession.
About The Event
This semi-autobiographical musical extravaganza features a string of musical numbers written for the purpose, in part by Boy George himself. Re-opening at the Brixton Club House to rave reviews in its first few weeks, the show sees the return of Paul Baker in his Olivier Award winning role as club promoter Philip Sallon. Flamboyant sing-alongs include Ode to Attention Seekers, Safe in the City, and Stranger In This World, as well as toe-tapping classics such as Do You Really Want to Hurt Me and Karma Chameleon.
Show times: Tue-Fri 7.30pm, Sat-Sun 3pm and 7.30pm
Nearest tube: Brixton
Nearest railway: Brixton
Ticket redemption: Reserve tickets online and pay £2 booking fee, then collect at box office on the day of performance
ReviewsThe Public Reviews / Time Out London
Taboo at the Brixton Club House was applauded by critics with 5/5 from The Public Reviews and 4/5 courtesy of Time Out London. While opinions varied a little on the narrative, reviewers raved about the costumes and performances. Special mentions went to the intimacy of the venue itself, which critics felt the show used in a very effective manner.
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