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LIFT: Taylor Mac at Hackney Empire

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Time 19:30
Date 01/06/16
Price £10
  • Produced by Taylor Mac
  • Price £10-£25
  • Get ready to giggle and wonder at musical hits gone by
  • Bring along your opera glasses, and a fine voice to swell the choruses
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  • See you at Hackney Empire

In the faded glory of Hackney Empire, glittering New York cabaret artist Taylor Mac will shine with a chaotic, sequinned romp through the Great American Songbook.

Taylor Mac is a performance artist who mixes wildly opulent showmanship with deep musical knowledge and more than a dash of irreverent satire. This performance takes the audience through a century of popular songs, in the gilded setting of a music hall whose rafters would have rung to them.

 

Expect astonishing costume changes, glorious camp and song spun together with a ready bantering wit. Taylor Mac puts a teasing, loving spin on the cheesy classics that have been reimagined by decades of artists - but never with quite as much thrillingly experimental style.