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Holiday Sauce... Booster!

Taylor Mac

a colour photo of Taylor Mac in festive drag reclining over an armchair against a green backdrop

Christmas as calamity! Holiday traditions are turned riotously on their head by the inimitable Taylor Mac, who manifests a joyous community spirit to celebrate the season in all of its dysfunction.

A virtual reimagining of Taylor Mac’s celebrated annual holiday show blends music, film, burlesque and random acts of fabulousness in the most subversive and cathartic event of the year. The 2021 edition features new music and festive classics delightfully deconstructed with the help of a spectacular band led by Matt Ray and eye-popping costumes by long-time collaborator Machine Dazzle.

For this beloved New York theatre artist and Ibsen Award winner, there is more to the holidays than rampant capitalism and gifts, and imagination is its own spirituality. Holiday Sauce celebrates chosen family and gives us a chance to honour all the families we choose to love – and who choose to love us – at this time of year.

Tonight Taylor honours the Bloolips, a London drag collective for 45 years who met as activists with the Gay Liberation Front.

This filmed performance will be streamed online three times only on 10, 17 and 24 Dec at 8pm. We encourage you to gather your friends and host a watch party.

Running time: 1 hour

Age guidance: Contains sexual content that may not be suitable for younger audiences

Produced by Pomegranate Arts and Nature’s Darlings. Presented by the Barbican.


‘Casts a cathartic spell … for all those who find who find carolling, eggnog and forced family visits destabilizing‘
Los Angeles Times
‘Mac suffuses the evening with genuinely gorgeous and celebratory moments‘
DC Theatre Scene
‘Taylor Mac defies all comparisons and adjectives‘
Washington Post

How to watch

How to join the stream
Your confirmation email will contain your link to watch the show, and a ‘How it Works’ section to help you set up your stream.

We'll be streaming this pre-recorded show online across three Friday evenings at 8pm. You'll need to be ready to watch the film at 8pm or you may miss some of the show. 


Watch Taylor Mac interview the Bloolips

photo of Taylor Mac in festive drag

Watch: Taylor Mac Interviews The Bloolips

Watch as Taylor Mac interviews Lavinia Co-op and Stuart Feather of the legendary London queens Bloolips

Bloolips came out of the radical queens group of the Gay Liberation Front 1970-1974, and included Bette Bourne, Gretel Feather, and Lavinia Co-op.


photo of taylor mac with rainbow balloons

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