and outrageous are two words you could use to describe Julian Clary.
are exactly the qualities Julian will need to reprise his role as
Australian fashion designer Leigh Bowery, when Boy George's West
End show comes to Bath.
1980s dazzled us with not just diamantes and divas, but with fun,
flashy, flamboyant music and people.
Club was there, leading the way with the one and only Boy George
and his glittering party people.
was the perfect time for young love - nothing was taboo, life was
full of lashings of mascara and loads of lippy but, where there's
make-up, there's always break up!
is said to bring you wicked wit, a heartwarming love story and non-stop
party music with classic hits, including Karma Chameleon and Do
You Really Want to Hurt Me?
are also 20 brand new songs written by Boy George himself, specially
for the show.
camps it up
Clary originally played the role of Leigh Bowery in Taboo in the
West End for three months from September 2002.
of the most extraordinary characters to frequent the early Blitz
scene, Leigh Bowery was a brilliant, anarchic, performance artist
for The Fall's Mark E Smith and making costumes for top choreographer
Michael Clark and pop-star Boy George, Bowery was infamous for his
outlandish costumes and his adoption of different "looks" every
night, which led Boy George to describe him as "art on legs".
1985 Bowery was offered his own nightclub, the aptly named Taboo
just off Leicester Square.
Bowery and his best friend Trojan Name tottered about in anything
from baby-doll nighties to elephant-ear-collared 1970s disco shirts,
kilts with frilly knickers and coloured patent platform shoes.
in the States
show didn't do well in the States - it closed after three months
- but it has been doing considerably better over here.
what you think when it comes to Bath - read the comments
It was fantastic! you have got to see this, i have seen it twice now and loved it!
Both in Bristol and Bath