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Taylor Mac comes to the Nuffield

11/01/2007 09:02:08

Friday 2nd November @ 8.00pm

Multi-award-winning New York sensation Taylor Mac sings of life and love, doubt and fear at The Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster University on Friday 2nd November. Funny and moving with a sweet, powerful voice, this is an evening of gender-bending surrealism that explores the human condition and global politics.

The BE(A)ST of Taylor Mac is a collection of some of the performer’s favourite solo numbers from various shows that he’s done over the last 8 years whichi he describes as l’ike a subversive jukebox musical ‘

Reviews include Sydney Morning Herald – “Accompanied only by a ukulele and a handful of minor props, Mac sings satirical, sometimes astonishingly tongue-twisting ditties that veer off on tangents - from comedic to political, joy to heartbreak, tender to harsh - in the blink of a sequinned eye.”

"It's not just that his delivery is flawless. It's not just that he's beautiful and charming. It's that his smart, funny, tragic songs are life-affirming in their universality, yet delivered in such an understated way he's on to the next before you realise the profundity of what he's said. If we're used to drag that stereotypes gender and reduces possibilities with its bitchy schtick, Taylor Mac is something entirely different, expansive and full of potential. Quite the most distinctive and brillant performer I've witnessed in ages." -- The Scotsman

"If you only see one drag act ever, this should probably be it." -- Time Out (London)

"An unflinching witness to a host of societies ills...linked together by a gentle impassioned humanity and a wry humor that can have you helpless with laughter, then overcome by an urge to weep -- and ultimately left thinking and wanting to make life better." -- The Herald

Venue: Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster University

Tickets: £10, £7 concessions

Box office: 01524 594151 Email:

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