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
 

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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

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 > Entertainment > Theatres
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London > Attractions > Other Attractions
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
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63-64 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from LIFT
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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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London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from LIFT
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Ivo Graham: Bow Ties And JohnniesIvo Graham: Bow Ties And JohnniesThe comic who has appeared on Comedy Central's Live At The Comedy Store, presents his latest one-hour show.28th November 2014Friday 28th November 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
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Ivo Graham: Bow Ties And Johnnies
event > Comedy > Stand-Up
DATES  Thursday 27th and Friday 28th November 2014 - 9.30pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
The comic who has appeared on Comedy Central's Live At The Comedy Store, presents his latest one-hour show.
Lou Sanders In Another Great Show AgainLou Sanders In Another Great Show AgainA genderless riot from a little old force to be reckoned with. Sanders goes hard-pedal without too much fuss. Forty five plus jokes, six props, one hero and a bit of heartbreak (you) and a smattering of ground-break (her). Sanders generally, absolutely, ultimately nails it. Sleaze: turned down. Clothed: fully. As seen on Stewart Lee's Alternative C28th November 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
Now On
Lou Sanders In Another Great Show Again
event > Comedy > Alternative
DATES  27th, 28th and 29th November 2014 - 9.15pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
A genderless riot from a little old force to be reckoned with. Sanders goes hard-pedal without too much fuss. Forty five plus jokes, six props, one hero and a bit of heartbreak (you) and a smattering of ground-break (her). Sanders generally, absolutely, ultimately nails it. Sleaze: turned down. Clothed: fully. As seen on Stewart Lee's Alternative C
Theatre Uncut 2014Theatre Uncut 2014A number of interlinked, short political plays presented by Theatre Uncut and written by Clara Brennan, Inua Ellams, Vivienne Franzmann, Anders Lustgarten and Hayley Squires. Directed by Hannah Price.28th November 2014Sunday 30th November 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
Now On
Theatre Uncut 2014
event > Theatre > Fringe
DATES  27th to 30th Nov 2014
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
A number of interlinked, short political plays presented by Theatre Uncut and written by Clara Brennan, Inua Ellams, Vivienne Franzmann, Anders Lustgarten and Hayley Squires. Directed by Hannah Price.
SymphonySymphonyAward-winning writing company Nabokov collaborate with new writers to present a comic, eclectic mix of stories told through live music and spoken word.28th November 2014Sunday 30th November 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
Now On
Symphony
event > Theatre > Comedies
DATES  27th, 28th, 29th and 30th Nov 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
Award-winning writing company Nabokov collaborate with new writers to present a comic, eclectic mix of stories told through live music and spoken word.
Shappi Khorsandi: Because I'm ShappiShappi Khorsandi: Because I'm ShappiFeisty stand-up and razor-sharp wit.28th November 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
Now On
Shappi Khorsandi: Because I'm Shappi
event > Comedy > Stand-Up
DATES  27th, 28th and 29th November 2014 - 7.15pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
Feisty stand-up and razor-sharp wit.
Sam Simmons: Death Of A Sails-ManSam Simmons: Death Of A Sails-ManSuburban, absurdist comedy as the windsurfer is blown out to sea to suffer an existentialist mid-life crisis on the ocean.28th November 2014Saturday 6th December 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
Now On
Sam Simmons: Death Of A Sails-Man
event > Comedy > Alternative
DATES  17th November to 6th December 2014 - 9pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
Suburban, absurdist comedy as the windsurfer is blown out to sea to suffer an existentialist mid-life crisis on the ocean.
SymphonySymphonyThree heart-warming stories, written by some of the UK's most successful young writers: Ella Hickson, Nick Payne and Tom Wells.28th November 2014Sunday 7th December 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
Now On
Symphony
event > Theatre > Fringe
DATES  8th November to 7th December 2014
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
Three heart-warming stories, written by some of the UK's most successful young writers: Ella Hickson, Nick Payne and Tom Wells.
John Safran: Murder In MississippiJohn Safran: Murder In MississippiThe author talks about his book.29th November 2014Sunday 30th November 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
John Safran: Murder In Mississippi
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Poetry & Readings
DATES  Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November 2014 - 4pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
The author talks about his book.
Nina ContiNina ContiAward-winning ventriloquist Nina Conti presents this improvised show.30th November 2014Sunday 14th December 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
Nina Conti
event > Comedy > Variety
DATES  30th November and 14th December 2014 at 9pm & 8th December 2014 at 7pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
Award-winning ventriloquist Nina Conti presents this improvised show.
The Horne SectionThe Horne SectionThe sextet fronted by the inimitable Alex Horne performs a medley of retro jazz-swing and big band music plus stand-up, performance and musical comedy.1st December 2014Monday 1st December 2014 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
On Soon
The Horne Section
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Gospel
PRICING  Phone for availability
DATES  Monday 1st December 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Soho Theatre 
The sextet fronted by the inimitable Alex Horne performs a medley of retro jazz-swing and big band music plus stand-up, performance and musical comedy.
 

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Ivo Graham: Bow Ties And Johnnies
Comedy | Until 28th November 2014 

Soho Theatre

The comic who has appeared on Comedy Central's Live At The Comedy Store, presents his latest one-hour show....More

Shappi Khorsandi: Because I'm Shappi
Comedy | Until 29th November 2014 

Soho Theatre

Feisty stand-up and razor-sharp wit....More

Sam Simmons: Death Of A Sails-Man
Comedy | Until 6th December 2014 

Soho Theatre

Suburban, absurdist comedy as the windsurfer is blown out to sea to suffer an existentialist mid-life crisis on the ocean....More

Lou Sanders In Another Great Show Again
Comedy | Until 29th November 2014 

Soho Theatre

A genderless riot from a little old force to be reckoned with. Sanders goes hard-pedal without too much fuss. Forty ...More

Symphony
Theatre | Until 7th December 2014 

Soho Theatre

Three heart-warming stories, written by some of the UK's most successful young writers: Ella Hickson, Nick Payne and Tom Wells....More

Theatre Uncut 2014
Theatre | Until 30th November 2014 

Soho Theatre

A number of interlinked, short political plays presented by Theatre Uncut and written by Clara Brennan, Inua Ellams, Vivienne Franzmann, ...More

Symphony
Theatre | Until 30th November 2014 

Soho Theatre

Award-winning writing company Nabokov collaborate with new writers to present a comic, eclectic mix of stories told through live music ...More

Friday Fever
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th November 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 Roberto Pla
Concerts | On 28th November 2014 

Floridita 1 minute walk from Soho Theatre

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