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Taboo - the Boy George Musical


1 Upcoming Events


Boy George’s award-winning musical

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Taboo, a special star-studded charity concert featuring members of the original cast is being staged at the London Palladium on 30 January 2022.

Featuring music and lyrics by Boy George and Kevan Frost with a book by Mark Davies Markham, the story is set amid the excess and decadence of London in the ’80s. That was when designer and performance artist Leigh Bowery opened Taboo, the city’s most fashionable nightclub. With Boy George and other famous faces from the New Romantic scene as regular guests, Taboo quickly became the hottest spot in town. And against this vibrant backdrop, a love story unfolds.

The original 2002 West End production of Taboo helped launch the careers of many popular performers including Luke Evans, Matt Lucas, Declan Bennett, Diane Pilkington, Stephen Ashfield, Euan Morton and John Partridge. Plus, it gave West End musical debuts to stars such as Julian Clary, Lynn Paul and Boy George himself.

Christopher Renshaw, the original West End and Broadway director of Taboo, is back at the helm of the infectious musical which will benefit two important organisations – Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity, and Shelter, dedicated to the belief that everyone should have a home.


Taboo will take place for one night only on Sunday 30 January 2022 at 19:30.

Taboo is returning to the London Palladium.

This star-studded charity concert Taboo will feature members of the original cast.

Taboo will run for approximately two hours with one interval.

Taboo is suitable for ages 12 and over.

Tickets for Taboo start from £25, with the concert in aid of the Terrence Higgins Trust and Shelter.

Tickets for Taboo, The 20th Anniversary Charity Concert go on sale from 10:00 on Friday 17 September 2021.