Friday, 21 September 2012
Theatre review: Taboo
The action takes place on a couple of stages linked by catwalks that snake around the room, as well as occasionally on and around the bar. With the uncomfortable seats facing the main part of the stage, I could have done with fewer scenes being set on the catwalk behind us (we were seated in the audience section nearest to the entrance door) as we had to do a lot of turning around. But that aside I felt the look of the piece was well done; not just in the staging but also of course in Mike Nicholls' costumes and Christine Bateman's makeup designs which are clearly going to play a major role among characters who put so much of their personality into their appearance.
which one I meant. So well done, the universe, for promptness in adhering to my commands, but nul points for accuracy.)
Taboo by Boy George, Mark Davies Markham, Christopher Renshaw, Kevan Frost, Richie Stevens and John Themis is booking until the 23rd of December at Brixton Clubhouse.
Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes including interval.