Taboo - The Boy George Musical- opens again in London's Brixton Club House on Friday (September 14). Set in an abandoned
London warehouse, it presents the partly imagined story of a group of club 'names' set in the location of what was the city's most fashionable nightclub, the now-legendary 'Taboo'.
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'Taboo - The Boy George Musical' opens again in London's Brixton Club House on Friday (September 14). Set during the decedent 1980s London club scene, the musical was originally staged in London ten years ago where it successfully ran for 15 months before moving to New York where it only lasted for three months before closing. The musical features songs written by British pop icon Boy George, who also appeared in the original run as artist Leigh Bowery, and tells the story of a young boy swept up in the exciting 'New Romantic' scene in London where young people expressed them selves extravagantly through music, art and fashion despite the economic hardships of the time. In 2003 the stage production moved from London's West End to Broadway in New York where it only lasted for three months, but if the new show was a success director Christopher Renshaw said it would be travelling again. "There's been interest from abroad already which is exciting. I always always had faith in this show, I always felt that it was maybe a bit too soon when we did it, particularly i New York. I mean I don't think Broadway was ready for Leigh Bowery, they really weren't. But having said that, now having some distance from the Broadway experience, it was fantastic, we had some great shows there, but it was a very short lived experience, but it was very extreme. In a way the Broadway thing has given 'Taboo' a life, you know because 'Taboo' was part of the film about Broadway, and you know people spoke very highly of the show after it closed. I mean Stephen Sondheim said it was an underrated show, if he's have said that while we were on Broadway it might have stayed open, but bravo," Boy George told Reuters. 'Taboo - The Boy George Musical' opens on Friday and runs at the Brixton Club House until December 23.