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Open audition on 29th June for the role of Leigh Bowery in TABOO - THE BOY GEORGE MUSICAL at Brixton Club House


Open Audition For The Role Of Leigh Bowery
At the Brixton Club House

Leigh Bowery was the Australian designer, ‘living work of art’, club promoter and Lucien Freud’s muse who died of Aids in 1994. Auditionees must be larger than life, outrageous, in character and physicality.

The more outrageous you are the better.

The producers of Taboo, which opens at the Brixton Club House on the 6th September are holding open auditions for the role of one the New Romantic era’s most colourful and enduring characters, Leigh Bowery, in an open call which takes place between 10.30am – 2pm (registration at 9.30am) on Friday 29th June. Auditonees are invited to bring sheet music to sing and dress up in celebration of this counter-cultural icon.

Bowery founded the now infamous Thursday disco club, Taboo - the underground venture which quickly became London’s Studio 54 - with Bowery its flamboyant and stylish ringleader. The Australian performance artist, club promoter, actor, pop star, model and fashion designer was based in London and came to be recognised as one of the more influential figures in the 1980s and ‘90s London and New York art and fashion circles, influencing a generation of artists and designers.

His influence reached through the fashion, club and art worlds to impact, amongst others, Boy George who penned the lyrics to the musical about this remarkable club night and described Bowery as ‘modern art on legs,’ Meadham Kirchhoff, Alexander McQueen, Lucien Freud, Vivienne Westwood, Antony and the Johnsons, John Galliano, the Scissor Sisters, David LaChapelle, Lady Bunny plus numerous Nu-Rave bands and nightclubs in London and New York which perpetuated his avant garde ideas.

Rehearsals commence Monday 6th August
Taboo – Brixton Club House 6th September – 23rd December 2012


Casting Audition Notice
Friday 29th June 2012
10.30am – 2pm (register at 09.30am)
Venue:  Brixton Club House, 496 Brixton Road, SW9
Rehearsal Start: Monday 6th August
Performances from 6th September to 23rd December 2012
Bring sheet music and dress up!

Production Information:
Director: Christopher Renshaw
Original Story Written by Mark Davis Markham
Lyrics by Boy George
Music and Orchestrations by Boy George and Kevan Frost
Co-Created and Originally Directed by Chris Renshaw
Producers: Danielle Tarento and Bronia Buchanan
Production Musical Consultant: Mike Dixon
Venue: Brixton Club House
Licensor: Stage Entertainment Licensed Productions

Listings
Taboo - Brixton Club House
467-469 Brixton Road, Brixton, London SW9 8HL
6th September 2012 - 23rd December 2012
Evening Performances: Tuesday – Sunday at 7.30pm
Matinee Performances: Saturday and Sunday at 3pm
Tickets: £25 & £10 plus Booking Fee
Meal deal: £32.50 plus Booking Fee with a top price ticket only.
(t) 08444 771000            

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