LIFT

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 24TH FEBRUARY 2013

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, 21 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 3NE
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
7.30pm (Sat & Sun matinees 4pm)
 
PRICES
£10 - £29.50
 

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LIFTThe 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.

 

About Soho Theatre

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

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LIFT  Cynthia Erivo as 'Lap Dancer' Photo credit Darren Bell  

LIFT - Cynthia Erivo as 'Lap Dancer' Photo credit Darren Bell

LIFT Cynthia Erivo as 'Lap Dancer' Photo credit Darren Bell 

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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
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Brewer Street NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
Soho Masterpark
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £119  21% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 5 minutes from LIFT
In the middle of Covent Garden, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street (formally the Mountbatten) is perfect for those wanting to be in the heart of ... More
 
 
 
Sanderson, A Morgans Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £219  24% off
50 Berners Street, W1T | 5 minutes from LIFT
Slick design, statement furniture and modern fittings, this is what you get from the Schrager-Starck design partnership. From the funky lobby and the bar (very busy ... More
 
 
 
The Courthouse Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £134  38% off
19 - 21 Great Marlborough Street, W1F | 6 minutes from LIFT
A swimming pool, spa, fitness room and a range of meeting rooms have been sympathetically accommodated within this historic 5-star Soho hotel. A Grade II listed ... More
 
 
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February to 9th April 2016
Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 4 minutes from LIFT
After eight and a half years touring arenas throughout the UK, Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds enjoyed its ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Painkiller
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th March to 30th April 2016
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 7 minutes from LIFT
Sean Foley directs this adaptation of Francis Veber's classic play, The Painkiller, as part of Kenneth Branagh's five-play season at the Garrick Theatre. The production sees ...More
 
 
 
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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 in this production of John Osborne's The Entertainer, concluding Branagh's year-long, five-play season at the Garrick Theatre. In the production Branagh ...More
 
 
 
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Near LIFT
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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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Prince Edward Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from LIFT
The Prince Edward Theatre was designed by Edward Stone and opened in 1930 with a performance of the musical ‘Rio Rita’. Just a few years later, ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near LIFT
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The House Of St Barnabas
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from LIFT
Grand Georgian house built in 1746 and used as 'House of Charity' since 1846. The House of St Barnabas at No 1 Greek Street, available for ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near LIFT
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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Trattoria Da Aldo
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
51 Greek Street, Soho, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from LIFT
Brimming with warm Italian charm, Trattoria Da Aldo offers a wholly authentic selection of regional delicacies. As well as fresh meats, fish and pasta dishes, a ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Soho Thai
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
27-28 St Annes Court, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from LIFT
Thai cuisine. Part of the Thai Square Group. ... More
 
 
 
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Education near LIFT

Near LIFT
Mayfair School of English
London > Education > English Language Courses
61-65 Oxford Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from LIFT
£90 per week. Maximum group size 14.... More
 
 
 
Conde Nast College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
16-17 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from LIFT
Fashionistas will be excited to hear that, from January 2013, they can enrol at the Conde Nast College when the Vogue fashion publisher opens its first ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 7 minutes from LIFT
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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LIFT gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from LIFT
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from LIFT
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near LIFT

The best pubs near London LIFT.
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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
 
 
 
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Endurance
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 Berwick Street,, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from LIFT
... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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LIFT clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Meza
London > Nightlife > Mediterranean restaurants
100 Wardour Street, Soho, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from LIFT
If you come to sample the delights of the West End and get a craving for some Mediterranean food you can’t do better than this sleek, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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The Sanderson Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 5 minutes from LIFT
... More
 
 
 

Soho Theatre events

 
London Children's Book SwapLondon Children's Book SwapSwap your old books for others, colour in your favourite characters and make balloon animals. If you can't make it for the day itself, but would like to donate some books to the event, please drop them at Soho Theatre Box Office, marked for the attention of Amy Smith.2016-02-13T00:00:00+00002016-02-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
London Children's Book Swap
Massive Lazy GirlsMassive Lazy GirlsSketch groups Massive Dad, Lazy Susan and Birthday Girls perform highlights from their material.2016-03-01T00:00:00+00002016-03-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
Massive Lazy Girls
The Comedian's Comedian PodcastThe Comedian's Comedian PodcastStuart Goldsmith shares his creative secrets and writing processes at the live recording of his regular podcast and joined by Dave Gorman.2016-03-07T00:00:00+00002016-03-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
The Comedian's Comedian Podcast
UniverseUniversePerformance storyteller Clare Murphy explores the beginnings of the universe through dance, as well as tries investigating where myths meet science, time stretches and a fissure opens that builds a dream bridge between many worlds.2016-03-14T00:00:00+00002016-03-14T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
 
Universe
Joel Dommett: ConquerJoel Dommett: ConquerThe Rockhampton-born presenter of BBC Three's Impractical Jokers UK documents his attempts, and failure, to become World Champion of just about anything.2016-02-12T00:00:00+00002016-02-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
Joel Dommett: Conquer
TyphoonwestTyphoonwestNew pieces by British East Asian playwrights.2016-03-02T00:00:00+00002016-03-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
Typhoonwest
Kitten Killers: WoofKitten Killers: WoofThe Foster's Golden Jesters Award finalists, Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 semi-finalists, and Brighton Fringe Best Comedy Show nominees are back with their hotly anticipated second show. Expect delightfully awkward characters, endearingly grotesque sketches and memorable songs you'll be singing for days.2016-03-15T00:00:00+00002016-03-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
 
Kitten Killers: Woof
Tom Allen: Both WorldsTom Allen: Both WorldsThe award-winning stand-up comedian spins outlandish tales seemingly based on his own eccentric life.2016-02-11T00:00:00+00002016-02-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
Tom Allen: Both Worlds
Goose: KablamoGoose: KablamoSweaty, one-man, multi-character comedy from cartoon Adam Drake.2016-02-18T00:00:00+00002016-02-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
Goose: Kablamo
Quiet ViolenceQuiet ViolenceA fast, physical look at life told through anarchic poetry.2016-03-16T00:00:00+00002016-03-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
 
Quiet Violence
 

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Concerts | On 8th February 2016 

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The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Lift

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Theatre | Until 13th February 2016 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from Lift

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Theatre | Until 22nd October 2016 

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Theatre | Until 13th February 2016 

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Stomp
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Ambassadors Theatre 4 minutes walk from Lift

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