The uncomfortable silence, unnatural proximity to strangers and fear of eye contact are just a few factors that can make a lift journey unbearably awkward. Yet, when eight people get into one of the lifts at Covent Garden tube, and we are privy to everything they are thinking, including the revelations of their deep secrets, it doesn't take long before we realise that they are all connected. This world premiere of new musical LIFT, from the book by Ian Watson and with original music from Craig Adams, will delve into love, life and loss all within a seemingly normal London lift.
The Soho Theatre Company was formed in 1969 by Verity Bargate and Fred Proud, but it didn't have a permanent home until 2000, when its current Dean Street location opened. This modern space was the first theatre to be built with National Lottery money. More about Soho Theatre
Cynthia Erivo as 'Lap Dancer' Photo credit Darren Bell
LIFT Cynthia Erivo as 'Lap Dancer' Photo credit Darren Bell
Find out the best London 2016 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2016 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.
The Nadler Soho Hotel London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from £108 35% off 10 Carlisle Street, W1D |
1 minute from LIFT Promising 'the bill you pay at check-out is what you thought you'd pay when you checked in', the Nadler Hotels specialise in stylish, affordable accommodation. The ...More
The London EDITION London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel from £180 31% off 10 Berners Street, W1T |
5 minutes from LIFT The London EDITION has all the hallmarks of the EDITION brand: lasting comfort, extraordinary style and an exceptional level of service in a uniquely individual environment. ...More
The Go-Between London > Events > Theatre Dates: 27th May to 15th October 2016 Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D |
4 minutes from LIFT The Olivier and Tony Award-winning Michael Crawford returns to the West End in 2016 to star in The Go-Between at the Apollo Theatre. Directed by Roger ...More
The Entertainer London > Events > Theatre Dates: 20th August to 12th November 2016 Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H |
7 minutes from LIFT Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh and John Hurt, who returns to the London stage for the first time in a decade, in this production of John ...More
English National Opera: The Winter's Tale London > Events > Concerts Dates: 27th February to 14th March 2017 London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N |
8 minutes from LIFT The ENO presents a world premiere of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. The tale of love, loss and reconciliation sees the King of Sicilia mistakenly believe that ...More
Soho Theatre London > Entertainment > Theatres 21 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D |
Same location as LIFT The Soho Theatre Company was formed in 1969 by Verity Bargate and Fred Proud, but it didn't have a permanent home until 2000, when its current ...More
Soho Square London > Entertainment > 1 Soho Square, Soho, London W1D |
1 minute from LIFT Popular lunchtime spot in the heart of London's media industry, Soho Square is located at the centre of Soho and provides a ...More
Ronnie Scott's London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs 47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D |
2 minutes from LIFT The legendary Ronnie Scott's has been a Mecca for the international jazz community since 1959. Created by music-lovers for music-lovers, it has played host to almost ...More
19 Greek Street London > Attractions > Art Galleries 19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D |
2 minutes from LIFT 19 Greek Street is a gallery and interior design practice promoting sustainable and socially responsible design. "Eloquently demonstrating that eclectic design and functionality can indeed go ...More
Soho London > Attractions > Other Attractions Soho, London W1D |
2 minutes from LIFT Soho, the set of streets and alleyways between Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Regent Street is one of the most cosmopolitan parts of ...More
We Are Cuts London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming 7 Royalty Mews, Soho, London W1D |
1 minute from LIFT We Are Cuts is the latest incarnation of the iconic Cuts salons which began in 1981 when James 'Cuts' Lebon opened his first shop in Kensington ...More
Milroy's of Soho London > Shopping > Specialists 3 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D |
1 minute from LIFT If pirates hoarded whiskey, rather than gold doubloons, this would be their island hideaway. This veritable treasure trove of malts has a truly international contingent to ...More
Scribbler London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries 104 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F |
1 minute from LIFT If you're getting cheesed off by the wearily trite drivel that appears on cards these days this ultra-modern, trendy card shop stocks a whole raft of ...More
Arbutus London > Restaurants > French restaurants 63-64 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D |
1 minute from LIFT When Arbutus opened in 2006, it took Soho dining in a new direction. It's gleamingly modern take on Anglo-Med peasant fare was unusual, but not as ...More
Urban Golf Soho London > Leisure > Golf 33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F |
4 minutes from LIFT OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ...More
The Toucan London > Nightlife > Pubs 19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D |
1 minute from LIFT This is not so much a restaurant as a tiny atmospheric Irish bar. Having grown out of its minuscule basement into the bar upstairs it's always ...More
Norman's Coach & Horses London > Nightlife > Pubs 29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D |
3 minutes from LIFT Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ...More
LIFT clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Akbar London > Nightlife > Bars 77 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D |
1 minute from LIFT It sounds magnificent - décor based on the Indian Architecture of the Moghul period – but despite creating a fantastic, discreet atmosphere Akbar isn’t breaking any ...More
La Casa del Habano London > Nightlife > Bars 100 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F |
1 minute from LIFT As soon as you step into the La Casa del Habanos bar you feel like you're in Cuba. Warm oranges and yellows stand out from the ...More
Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near LIFT.
68 Dean Street London > Business > Venue Hire 68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D |
2 minutes from LIFT This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ...More
The Congress Centre London > Business > Venue Hire 23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B |
5 minutes from LIFT Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ...More
Heartbeats & AlgorithmsHeartbeats & AlgorithmsJenny Lee's comedy-thriller that deals with a programmer that writes an algorithm that gets to know her better than she knows herself.2016-08-30T19:00:00+01002016-09-03T00:00:00+0100
Heartbeats & Algorithms event > Theatre > Comedies PRICING£15, concs £12.50 DATES30th Aug to 3rd Sep 2016 - 7pm VENUESoho Theatre Jenny Lee's comedy-thriller that deals with a programmer that writes an algorithm that gets to know her better than she knows herself.
Burning DoorsBurning DoorsBelarus Free Theatre combine forces with Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina to share stories of persecuted artists living under dictatorships who will not be silenced, in this contemporary piece.2016-08-31T19:15:00+01002016-09-24T00:00:00+0100
Burning Doors event > Theatre > Specialist DATES31st August to 24th September 2016 VENUESoho Theatre Belarus Free Theatre combine forces with Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina to share stories of persecuted artists living under dictatorships who will not be silenced, in this contemporary piece.
Christeene: TriggerChristeene: TriggerThe revolutionary American provocateur, drag queen and performer presents a schizophrenic kaleidoscope of ferocious visions and mind-altering jams.2016-09-02T21:30:00+01002016-09-17T00:00:00+0100
Christeene: Trigger event > Theatre > Physical theatre PRICING£10-£20 DATES2nd to 17th September 2016 - 9.30pm VENUESoho Theatre The revolutionary American provocateur, drag queen and performer presents a schizophrenic kaleidoscope of ferocious visions and mind-altering jams.
Two Man ShowTwo Man Show2016-09-06T19:00:00+01002016-10-01T00:00:00+0100
Two Man Show event > Theatre > Dramas PRICING£12.50-£17.50 DATES6th September to 1st October 2016 - 7pm-8.10pm VENUESoho Theatre
Girls event > Theatre > Dramas PRICING£10-£26 DATES27th September to 29th October 2016 VENUESoho Theatre
SpineSpineSoho Theatre and Francesca Moody Present Channel 4 playwright Clara Brennan's award-winning comedy drama that examines the politics of the modern age through the eyes of an unlikely pairing, a ferocious teenager and an elderly widow.2016-10-03T19:00:00+01002016-10-08T00:00:00+0100
Spine event > Theatre > Dramas PRICING£17.50 DATES3rd to 8th Oct 2016 VENUESoho Theatre Soho Theatre and Francesca Moody Present Channel 4 playwright Clara Brennan's award-winning comedy drama that examines the politics of the modern age through the eyes of an unlikely pairing, a ferocious teenager and an elderly widow.