Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Taboo (London version)

Boy George composed a musical in which he played performance artist Leigh Bowery while another actor played a young Boy George. Things got meta.

Taboo showcases the real-life personalities of London's 80's club scene through the eyes of a fictional couple, Billy and Kim. Critics loved the party atmosphere but many felt the ingenues sucked a lot of fun out of things. This was despite a charismatic performance from Luke Evans, now widely known for the Hobbit films. When Taboo transferred to Broadway Billy and Kim were excised and Boy George was promoted from support to leading role. More about that in my next post.

Read more about Taboo here.

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