Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Boy George Musical Taboo Exclusive Interviews…..
Taboo is one of Alex’s favourite musicals EVER. It was one of the biggest hits in the West End in 2002.
It’s funny, sad, clever, moving and beautifully simple relying on great music and dialogue opposed to flashy sets and spectacle.
Taboo’s cast was also exceptional.
The show made it to Broadway starring Boy George & Euan Morton – as did the West End show.
During the shows run, Alex was lucky enough to meet all of the Taboo Stars @ The Venue (now Leicester Square Theatre).
Here’s Boy George….
Here’s Matt Lucas….
Here’s Euan Morton….
Here’s Julian Clary who Starred in the show as Leigh Bowery….
Here’s Mark Little who also Starred as Leigh Bowery….
Here’s Philip Salon…
The show is based partly on the New Romantic scene of the 1980s. At its core is the life and career of colourful pop star Boy George (who rose to global prominence in the early 1980s with his band Culture Club) and his contemporaries.
These include performance artist and club promoter Leigh Bowery, pop singer Marilyn, Blitz nightclub host Steve Strange (later of the electro-pop group Visage), and Philip Sallon, Punk groupie and Mud Club promoter.
Although George was intimate with the central figures, artistic license around relationships and time frames was taken for continuity; for example, Bowery never attended the Blitz nightclub, as he was living in Australia at the time.
Recorded 2002 London by Alex Belfield for the BBC & Celebrity Radio.