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 > Nightlife > Bars
100 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from LIFT
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London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from LIFT
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Lucy Beaumont: We Can Twerk It OutLucy Beaumont: We Can Twerk It OutThe winner of the BBC New Comedy Award, Chortle Best Newcomer and star of BBC 3's Live at the Electric, Lucy Beaumont presents her hugely anticipated debut show. Spend an hour in Lucy's universe on the north-east coast with her unique blend of surreal, off-beat humour and big, big belly laughs.1st October 2014Saturday 4th October 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
Now On
Lucy Beaumont: We Can Twerk It Out
event > Comedy > Stand-Up
DATES  1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Oct 2014 - 8.45pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
The winner of the BBC New Comedy Award, Chortle Best Newcomer and star of BBC 3's Live at the Electric, Lucy Beaumont presents her hugely anticipated debut show. Spend an hour in Lucy's universe on the north-east coast with her unique blend of surreal, off-beat humour and big, big belly laughs.
EastEnd Cabaret: Sexual TensionEastEnd Cabaret: Sexual TensionBrash and bold comedy from cabaret duo Bernie and Victy who reveal their bizarre domestic scenario and volatile relationship.1st October 2014Saturday 11th October 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
Now On
EastEnd Cabaret: Sexual Tension
event > Comedy > Variety
DATES  1st to 11th October 2014 - 9.30pm-10.30pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
Brash and bold comedy from cabaret duo Bernie and Victy who reveal their bizarre domestic scenario and volatile relationship.
Luisa Omielan: Am I Right Ladies'Luisa Omielan: Am I Right Ladies'The comedienne with her follow-up to the What Would Beyonce Do? show.1st October 2014Saturday 4th October 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
Now On
Luisa Omielan: Am I Right Ladies'
event > Comedy > Stand-Up
DATES  30th Sep to 4th Oct 2014 - 9pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
The comedienne with her follow-up to the What Would Beyonce Do? show.
Oh I Can't Be BotheredOh I Can't Be BotheredRashDash present a unique take on theatre and here tell the story of Bea and Dee, their friendship, love and wanting to change the world. Contains female nudity, not suitable for ages below 16.1st October 2014Sunday 19th October 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
Now On
Oh I Can't Be Bothered
event > Theatre > Fringe
DATES  30th September to 19th October 2014
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
RashDash present a unique take on theatre and here tell the story of Bea and Dee, their friendship, love and wanting to change the world. Contains female nudity, not suitable for ages below 16.
The Horne SectionThe Horne SectionAlex Horne and his team of musicians present a sophisticated mix of stand-up and musical comedy.6th October 2014Monday 1st December 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
The Horne Section
event > Comedy > Stand-Up
DATES  6th Oct, 20th Oct, 3rd Nov, 17th Nov and 1st Dec 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
Alex Horne and his team of musicians present a sophisticated mix of stand-up and musical comedy.
Angela Barnes: You Can't Take It With YouAngela Barnes: You Can't Take It With YouThe comedienne from Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week talks about the big issues in life. And how she's not very good at them.7th October 2014Saturday 11th October 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
Angela Barnes: You Can't Take It With You
event > Comedy > Stand-Up
DATES  7th to 11th Oct 2014 - 8.45pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
The comedienne from Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week talks about the big issues in life. And how she's not very good at them.
Guilt & Shame: Going StraightGuilt & Shame: Going StraightWild sketch comedy about ditching depravity, courtesy of Rob and Gabe.9th October 2014Saturday 18th October 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
Guilt & Shame: Going Straight
event > Comedy > Sketch show
DATES  9th to 11th and 16th to 18th Oct 2014 - 10.15pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
Wild sketch comedy about ditching depravity, courtesy of Rob and Gabe.
Amused Moose Comedy Awards Showcase: Chris Turner: Pretty FlyAmused Moose Comedy Awards Showcase: Chris Turner: Pretty FlySharp observations and intelligent wordplay from the BBC New Comedy Award finalist and freestyle rapper. Plus Amused Moose Laugh Off runners-up Archie Maddocks and Don Tran.13th October 2014Monday 13th October 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
Amused Moose Comedy Awards Showcase: Chris Turner: Pretty Fly
event > Comedy > Stand-Up
DATES  Monday 13th October 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
Sharp observations and intelligent wordplay from the BBC New Comedy Award finalist and freestyle rapper. Plus Amused Moose Laugh Off runners-up Archie Maddocks and Don Tran.
The Magician's ApprenticeThe Magician's ApprenticeA magical tale by Sally Pomme Clayton.13th October 2014Monday 13th October 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
The Magician's Apprentice
event > Theatre > Kids shows
DATES  Monday 13th October 2014 - 8pm-10.15pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
A magical tale by Sally Pomme Clayton.
Amused Moose Comedy Awards Showcase: BEASTS: SoloAmused Moose Comedy Awards Showcase: BEASTS: SoloAnarchic sketch comedy from Owen Roberts, James McNicholas and Ciaran Dowd embracing magic, Nelson Mandela, The Lion King and burlesque. Plus Amused Moose Laugh Off winner Tim Renkow.13th October 2014Monday 13th October 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
Amused Moose Comedy Awards Showcase: BEASTS: Solo
event > Comedy > Sketch show
DATES  Monday 13th October 2014 - 9.30pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
Anarchic sketch comedy from Owen Roberts, James McNicholas and Ciaran Dowd embracing magic, Nelson Mandela, The Lion King and burlesque. Plus Amused Moose Laugh Off winner Tim Renkow.
 

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EastEnd Cabaret: Sexual Tension
Comedy | Until 11th October 2014 

Soho Theatre

Brash and bold comedy from cabaret duo Bernie and Victy who reveal their bizarre domestic scenario and volatile relationship....More

Luisa Omielan: Am I Right Ladies'
Comedy | Until 4th October 2014 

Soho Theatre

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Lucy Beaumont: We Can Twerk It Out
Comedy | Until 4th October 2014 

Soho Theatre

The winner of the BBC New Comedy Award, Chortle Best Newcomer and star of BBC 3's Live at the Electric, ...More

Oh I Can't Be Bothered
Theatre | Until 19th October 2014 

Soho Theatre

RashDash present a unique take on theatre and here tell the story of Bea and Dee, their friendship, love and ...More

Full Circle
Exhibitions | Until 3rd October 2014 

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Smile
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 11th November 2014 

Thirst 1 minute walk from Soho Theatre

Resident DJs play funky house, club classics and pop....More

Cabaret
Music | Until 26th November 2014 

The Green Carnation 1 minute walk from Soho Theatre

Established and emerging West End and pop singers, accompanied on piano by Duncan Day....More

Blues, Funk N Soul Connection: Ray Harris & The Fusion Experience
Concerts | On 1st October 2014 

Floridita 1 minute walk from Soho Theatre

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Ian Francis - Endless Summer
Exhibitions | Until 4th October 2014 

The Outsiders 1 minute walk from Soho Theatre

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th November 2014 

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