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  • #LIFT2016 Opening Night - Taylor Mac

    (USA)

    Created by Taylor Mac

    Hackney Empire

    #LIFT2016 began in truly spectacular style with sequins and glitter galore in Taylor Mac’s dazzling ‘ritual-sacrifice’. Singer, searing social critic and performance artist extraordinaire, Judy enchanted the (participating) audience with his gorgeous voice, razor-sharp wit and extravagant generosity of spirit.
    An outrageously entertaining romp through the American songbook of the 20th Century, punctuated by politically-knowing social commentary, Taylor brought together the audience as an ephemeral community making each one of them sparkle.


    a dangerous blend of Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, Lady Gaga and Boy George, a fiercely politicised, engaged and sometimes enraged social commentator, as well as a frequently thrilling song stylist

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    The Stage

    Like the glittering vision on stage, we all briefly shine a little brighter.

    ★ ★ ★ ★

    Lyn Gardner

    Mac is one of those rare souls that was born to communicate his emotions and ideas on stage.

    A Younger Theatre

    Presented by LIFT, Sharon Karmazin and LIFT’s Artistic Associate, David Binder.
    Produced by Pomegranate Arts.
    Main image — Ves Pitts
    Other images – Kevin Yatarola