Taboo archiveTaboo 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 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.


Music: Boy George
Lyrics: Boy George
Book by: Mark Davies-Markham
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Archive listings for Taboo

Work type: Musical.

The 20th Anniversary Charity Concert - T0536808712

Boy George's award-winning musical Taboo returns to London to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show's original production. This star-studded charity concert featuring members of the original cast is in aid of the Terrence Higgins Trust and Shelter.Director Christopher Renshaw.
30 Jan 22 to 31 Jan 22London Palladium, West End :: V398
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Producer Danielle Tarento. Producer Bronia Buchanan. Director Christopher Renshaw. Design Tim Goodchild. Lighting Howard Hudson. Costume Mike Nicholls. Choreographer Frank Thompson. Musical Director Matt Smith. Performer Paul Baker (Philip Sallon). Performer Sam Buttery (Leigh Bowery). Performer paul Treacy (Boy George). Performer Jordan-Luke Gage (Marilyn). Performer Alex Jordan-Mills (Billy). Performer Devon-Elise Johnson (Kim). Performer Julia Worsley (Josie). Performer Paul Kevin-Taylor (Derek/Petal). Performer wain Williams (Steve Strange). Performer Katie Kerr (Big Sue). Performer Sarah Goggin (Janey). Performer Matthew Gent. Performer Jennifer Hepburn. Performer Zeph Gould.
7 Sep 12 to 31 Mar 13General, Outer London :: V1087
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Producer Fiery Angel. Producer The Lowry. Producer Clear Channel (by arrangement with Adam Kenwright). Director Christopher Renshaw. Design Tim Goodchild. Costume Mike Nicholls. Lighting Chris Ellis. Sound Jem Kitchen. Choreographer Les Child. Performer Stephen Ashfield. Performer Julian Clary. Performer Paul Spicer (Newcastle/Liverpool).
5 Jul 04 to 10 Jul 04Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool :: V534
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21 Jun 04 to 26 Jun 04Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
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14 Jun 04 to 19 Jun 04De Montfort Hall, Leicester :: V430
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7 Jun 04 to 12 Jun 04Churchill Theatre, Bromley :: V302
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31 May 04 to 5 Jun 04Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
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24 May 04 to 29 May 04Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
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17 May 04 to 22 May 04New Wimbledon Theatre, Outer London :: V341
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10 May 04 to 15 May 04Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
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3 May 04 to 8 May 04Jersey Opera House, St Helier :: V869
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26 Apr 04 to 1 May 04Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth :: V895
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19 Apr 04 to 24 Apr 04New Theatre, Cardiff :: V823
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12 Apr 04 to 17 Apr 04Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
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5 Apr 04 to 10 Apr 04Royal & Derngate, Northampton :: V449
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29 Mar 04 to 3 Apr 04New Theatre, Oxford :: V802
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22 Mar 04 to 27 Mar 04Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol :: V856
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15 Mar 04 to 20 Mar 04Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
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8 Mar 04 to 13 Mar 04Darlington Hippodrome (formerly Civic Theatre), Darlington :: V562
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1 Mar 04 to 6 Mar 04Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
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24 Feb 04 to 28 Feb 04Mayflower Theatre, Southampton :: V774
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16 Feb 04 to 21 Feb 04Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
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9 Feb 04 to 14 Feb 04Cork Opera House, Cork :: V831326450
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3 Feb 04 to 7 Feb 04Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham :: V145
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26 Jan 04 to 31 Jan 04King's Theatre, Glasgow :: V613
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19 Jan 04 to 24 Jan 04Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe :: V749
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11 Dec 03 to 17 Jan 04The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
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Director Christopher Renshaw. Design Tim Goodchild. Lighting Chris Ellis. Choreographer Les Child. Costume Mike Nicholls. Performer Boy George (Leigh Bowery). Performer Zee Asha (Kay Cole). Performer Gary Amers (Marilyn). Performer Jody Butterworth (Foxy). Performer Declan Bennett (Billy). Performer David Burt (Derek/Petal). Performer Danie Carter (Tony). Performer Jackie Clune (Josie). Performer Ben Draper (Trilby). Performer Michele Hooper (Janey - earlier shows). Performer Nicola Dawn (Janey - later shows). Performer Gail MacKinnon (Big Sue). Performer Euan Morton (Boy George). Performer Lucy Newton (Kim). Performer Phil Nichol (Philip Sallon). Performer Robert Shelly (Guru Dazzle/Leigh Alternate). Performer Paul Spicer (Recording Engineer). Performer Tamsin Stewart (Virus). Performer Nathan Taylor (Steve Strange). Performer Mark White (Petal/Dad - earlier shows). Performer David Burt (Petal/Dad - later shows).
11 Jan 02 to 26 Apr 03Leicester Square Theatre, Inner London :: V0148424484
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