LIFT

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 24TH FEBRUARY 2013

ADDRESS
Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 3NE 
 
TELEPHONE
 
Dates:
30th January 2013 until 24th February 2013
 
OPENING TIMES
7.30pm (Sat & Sun matinees 4pm)
 
PRICES
£10 - £29.50
 

Nearby

 

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

LIFT images

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 

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

LondonTown.com - LIFT Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Brewer Street NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
Soho Masterpark
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £128  33% off
6 Frith Street, W1D | 1 minute from LIFT
If you're bored of staying in faceless international hotels, then you should try this quirky gem where no two rooms are the same. Georgian panelling, cavernous ... More
 
 
 
The Soho Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £220  22% off
4 Richmond Mews, W1D | 1 minute from LIFT
A wonderful thing about Soho is that in spite of the mad chaos that carries on all night in this unique and thrilling part of London, ... More
 
 
 
The Groucho Club
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £188  39% off
45 Dean Street, W1D | 2 minutes from LIFT
Formed in 1985, The Groucho Club is a private members club that's open to men and women. With accommodation available to its members, there are 20 ... More
 
 
 
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Urinetown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 4 minutes from LIFT
After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making ...More
 
 
 
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 8 minutes from LIFT
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 13 minutes from LIFT
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Soho Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | Same location as LIFT
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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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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from LIFT
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Isis Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
20 Hanway Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from LIFT
This Soho gallery is owned by John Marchant, friend and supporter of Antony Hegarty - of Antony and the Johnsons fame. It was here that the ... More
 
 
 
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Lazarides Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
11 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from LIFT
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We Are Cuts
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
7 Royalty Mews, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from LIFT
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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
 
 
 
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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, 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
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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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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 7 minutes from LIFT
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 8 minutes from LIFT
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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 11 minutes from LIFT
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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
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John Lewis Roof Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
278-306 Oxford Street, W1A | 4 minutes from LIFT
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 4 minutes from LIFT
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The Toucan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from LIFT
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 Berwick Street,, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from LIFT
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Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from LIFT
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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
 
 
 
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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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Floridita
London > Nightlife > Bars
100 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from LIFT
The potent Daiquiri cocktails are the essential menu item in this impossibly chic Cuban-themed bar and restaurant. This dark basement is London's greatest tribute to Havanan ... 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
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The Sanderson Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 5 minutes from LIFT
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Soho Theatre events

 
SwimmingSwimmingA bittersweet comedy about grief, growing up and the paralysing pressure to be somebody, in which three teenagers trapped on the Isle of Wight are desperate to make their mark on the world.25th July 2014Saturday 26th July 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
Now On
Swimming
event > Theatre > Comedies
DATES  Friday 25th July 2014 at 7pm & Saturday 26th July 2014 at 3.15pm and 7pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
A bittersweet comedy about grief, growing up and the paralysing pressure to be somebody, in which three teenagers trapped on the Isle of Wight are desperate to make their mark on the world.
Symphony: Edinburgh PreviewsSymphony: Edinburgh PreviewsTheatre meets live gig and stand-up comedy as three of the UK's brightest young writers - Ella Hickson, Nick Payne and Tom Wells - collaborate with award-winning new writing company Nabokov.26th July 2014Sunday 27th July 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
Symphony: Edinburgh Previews
event > Theatre > Fringe
DATES  Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July 2014 - 7.30pm-8.30pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
Theatre meets live gig and stand-up comedy as three of the UK's brightest young writers - Ella Hickson, Nick Payne and Tom Wells - collaborate with award-winning new writing company Nabokov.
Inheritance BluesInheritance BluesDugOut Theatre presents its comedy featuring live music, about the trials and tribulations of three young men.27th July 2014Monday 28th July 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
Inheritance Blues
event > Theatre > Comedies
DATES  Sunday 27th and Monday 28th July 2014 - 7pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
DugOut Theatre presents its comedy featuring live music, about the trials and tribulations of three young men.
Anthony JeselnikAnthony JeselnikDark and controversial humour from the American stand-up.28th July 2014Saturday 2nd August 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
Anthony Jeselnik
event > Comedy > Stand-Up
DATES  28th Jul to 2nd Aug 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
Dark and controversial humour from the American stand-up.
Brooklyn Brewery Ha HaBrooklyn Brewery Ha HaBrooklyn's vibrant alternative comedy scene comes to Shoreditch, with Judah Friedlander leading the charge.29th July 2014Tuesday 29th July 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
Brooklyn Brewery Ha Ha
event > Comedy > Stand-Up
DATES  Tuesday 29th July 2014 - 7pm-9pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
Brooklyn's vibrant alternative comedy scene comes to Shoreditch, with Judah Friedlander leading the charge.
Dave Hughes: PointlessDave Hughes: PointlessStand-up from Australian comic, recognised for his laconic performance style.30th July 2014Saturday 16th August 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
Dave Hughes: Pointless
event > Comedy > Stand-Up
DATES  30th July to 16th August 2014 - 9.30pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
Stand-up from Australian comic, recognised for his laconic performance style.
Luisa Omielan: Work In ProgressLuisa Omielan: Work In ProgressFollow up to Luisa Omielan's successful debut stand up show, What Would Beyonce Do?!30th July 2014Wednesday 30th July 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
Luisa Omielan: Work In Progress
event > Comedy > Stand-Up
DATES  Wednesday 30th July 2014 - 7.15pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
Follow up to Luisa Omielan's successful debut stand up show, What Would Beyonce Do?!
OperaUpClose: La TraviataOperaUpClose: La TraviataRobin Norton-Hale directs a new version of Verdi's tragic drama, set against the backdrop of 1920s speakeasies and bootlegging, telling the story a woman named Violetta who sacrifices her own happiness for the sake of her lover's family and future. Sung in English.5th August 2014Sunday 14th September 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
OperaUpClose: La Traviata
event > Concerts > Opera
DATES  5th August to 14th September 2014
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
Robin Norton-Hale directs a new version of Verdi's tragic drama, set against the backdrop of 1920s speakeasies and bootlegging, telling the story a woman named Violetta who sacrifices her own happiness for the sake of her lover's family and future. Sung in English.
Giuseppe Verdi: La TraviataGiuseppe Verdi: La TraviataA live broadcast from Opera de Paris of Verdi's tragic opera about a scandalous love affair, conducted by Daniel Oren. Performed in Italian.8th August 2014Friday 8th August 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata
event > Concerts > Opera - Italian opera
DATES  Friday 8th August 2014 - 7.15pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
A live broadcast from Opera de Paris of Verdi's tragic opera about a scandalous love affair, conducted by Daniel Oren. Performed in Italian.
Jack & Dean & Friends LiveJack & Dean & Friends LiveYouTube favourites Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs present a live version of their sketch-filled, music and video show, featuring some surprise special guests.11th August 2014Monday 18th August 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
Jack & Dean & Friends Live
event > Comedy > Sketch show
DATES  Monday 11th and Monday 18th August 2014 - 7pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
YouTube favourites Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs present a live version of their sketch-filled, music and video show, featuring some surprise special guests.
 

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Swimming
Theatre | Until 26th July 2014 

Soho Theatre

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th September 2014 

Revolution 1 minute walk from Soho Theatre

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Citrus Sun
Concerts | On 25th July 2014 

Jazz@Pizza Express 1 minute walk from Soho Theatre

The eight-piece London-based band plays jazz-funk originals....More

Friday Fever
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th September 2014 

The Green Carnation 1 minute walk from Soho Theatre

DJ Phatman spins chart, dance and pop anthems....More

Bingo
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th November 2014 

Thirst 1 minute walk from Soho Theatre

DJ Yvette spins pop, R&B and dance....More

Little Havana Featuring Kandela Mi Son
Concerts | On 25th July 2014 

Floridita 1 minute walk from Soho Theatre

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Little Havana: Featuring Kandela Mi Son
Concerts | Until 6th September 2014 

Floridita 1 minute walk from Soho Theatre

Energetic Cuban music in a traditional Septeto format featuring a contemporary twist from the musicians which include some of Septeto ...More

Sickboy: Make It Last Forever
Exhibitions | Until 30th August 2014 

The Outsiders 1 minute walk from Soho Theatre

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Viva La Revolucion
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th September 2014 

Ronnie Scott's 2 minutes walk from Soho Theatre

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Alice Russell
Concerts | Until 26th July 2014 

Ronnie Scott's 2 minutes walk from Soho Theatre

The Brighton-based singer-songwriter performs her soul originals. With support from The Ronnie Scotts All Stars....More

 
 
 
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