Paul Baker to Reprise Olivier Award-Winning Performance in Return of Boy George's Taboo to London

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Paul Baker, who won the 2003 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his appearance as real-life club promoter Philip Sallon in the original London run of Boy George's Taboo, is to reprise the role in the show's return to London.

The new production is set to begin performances Sept. 6, prior to an official opening Sept. 12, at the Brixton Club House in South East London.

In a press statement, Baker commented, "It is fantastic news that Taboo is coming back to London, and back to its roots in a funky new venue. I am really excited about being asked to play Philip Sallon again and to work with the original creative team with some new additions. I am sure it will be as crazy and exciting as 2002. Who knows what new surprises we’ll come up with this time? Get your latest glad rags on Taboo fans – we are coming home!"

Baker's other West End roles include playing Amos in Chicago, the title role in Napoleon, and Zazu and Timon in the original West End cast of The Lion King. Other credits include Starlight Express, Carousel and Les Miserables.

Baker is reuniting with the show's original director and co-creator Christopher Renshaw, as well as lyricist Boy George and his writing partner Kevan Frost, and original book writer Mark Davies Markham, who is revising his original script for the production.

To book tickts, contact the box office on 08444 771000, or visit www.ticketweb.co.uk/BrixtonClubHouse.

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