Complete casting has been announced for the upcoming revival of Taboo at the Brixton Club House in London. Sarah Ingram and Michael Matus join the cast playing the parents of young photographer Billy. They join the previously announced Alistair Brammer as Billy, Matthew Rowland as Boy George, Paul Baker as club promoter Philip Sallon, Sam Buttery as Leigh Bowery, Adam Bailey as Marilyn and Niamh Perry as Kim. Helmed by original director and co-creator Christopher Renshaw, the production will begin previews on September 6 and open on September 12.
The cast will also include Adam Bailey as Marilyn, Owain Williams as Steve Strange, Katie Kerr as Sue Tilley and Daniella Bowen as Janey, with Zeph Gould, Alex Hammond and Jennifer Hepburn making up the show’s ensemble. Taboo follows aspiring photographer Billy as he hits the over-the-top London clubs of the '80s and encounters some of the scene’s greatest stars including Steve Strange, Leigh Bowery, Sallon and of course, Boy George. While Taboo includes some of Boy George’s biggest hits with his band Culture Club, George also penned an original score for the show, which features a book by Mark Davies and Charles Busch, and additional music by Kevan Frost.
Taboo premiered on January 29, 2002 at The Venue in London, where it ran for 15 months. A Broadway production opened on November 13, 2003, starring Raul Esparza, Jeffrey Carlson, and Boy George (as George O’Dowd), reprising his London role.
Ingram's London theater credits include Annie, Road Show, Flashdance and Inherit The Wind. Among Matus’ theatrical credits are Martin Guerre, in Oklahoma, A Christmas Carol, Lend Me a Tenor, The Baker's Wife and Wonderful Town.
This production will feature choreography by Frank Thompson, set design by Tim Goodchild, lighting design by Howard Hudson, costume design by Mike Nicholls and hair and make-up design by Christine Bateman. Matt Smith will serve as musical director.