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Taboo - final two weeks

Casting news

TABOO’S extended run at the Brixton Club House will end on Sunday, March 31, 2013 as previously announced.

The show, that has seen new talent such as The Voice’s Sam Buttery (Leigh Bowery) make a celebrated professional debut alongside seasoned actor and Olivier Award winner Paul Baker (Philip Sallon), beat off stiff competition to be crowned Best Off West End Production at this year’s Whatsonstage.com Awards.

Previously Posted: New casting has been announced for the acclaimed production of Taboo, which has just extended its site-specific run at Brixton’s Club House until March 31, 2013.

On December 29, 2012, Paul Treacy will take on the iconic role of Boy George, with Jordan-Luke Gage as Marilyn, Boy George’s rival who becomes one of his closest allies.

Treacy and Gage, who are real life best friends, are third year students at the prestigious Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, where they are due to graduate in summer 2013. Both will be making their professional debut in Taboo.

Also from December 29, Devon-Elise Johnson will take on the role of feisty, yet vulnerable punk runaway, Kim, who forms an enduring relationship with Billy’s mother, a young photographer named Josie. Billy and Josie will be played by Alex Jordan-Mills and Julia Worsley respectively.

Together the two women find themselves and their place in the world as Kim becomes a recognized designer and Josie her business partner. Josie’s drunk and homophobic husband Derek will be played by Paul Kevin-Taylor, who also performs the role of Petal, a violent and terrifying crossing- dressing drug pusher.

Sarah Goggin will join the cast as Janey, one of the journalists who would come to have such a huge impact in the young Boy George’s life, with Matthew Gent completing the ensemble.

New cast members will be joining Paul Baker (as Philip Sallon), Sam Buttery (Leigh Bowery), Owain Williams (Steve Strange), Katie Kerr (Big Sue) and ensemble members Jennifer Hepburn and Zeph Gould.

The production has been recast by Anne Vosser, the show’s original and revival Casting Director.

Taboo has received three award nominations at the respected publically voted Whatsonstage.com Awards.

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