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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.

 

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

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    The Shaftesbury Premier London Piccadilly London

    The Shaftesbury Premier London Piccadilly

    from £93  37% off
    65-73 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D  6EX  3 minutes away from LIFT

    Discover the Shaftesbury Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland. Each of the 62 fully air-conditioned bedrooms boasts luxury fittings, state of the art telecommunications and ...More

     
    St Giles Hotel London London

    St Giles Hotel London

    from £71  23% off
    Bedford Avenue, London, WC1B  3GH  4 minutes away from LIFT

    Located in London's West End, less than 5 minutes' walk from Oxford Street is the St Giles London, ideal for many of London's famous theatres, shops ...More

     
    The London EDITION London

    The London EDITION

    from £188  37% off
    10 Berners Street, London, W1T  3NP  5 minutes away 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

     
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    The Winter's Tale

    Dates: 17th October 2015 to 16th January 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H  0HH  7 minutes away from LIFT

    Two years in the making, actor and director Kenneth Branagh presents a five-play, year-long season at the Garrick Theatre in 2015. Launching the season, this reimagined ...More

     
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    War Horse

    Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, WC2B  5PW  8 minutes away 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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    The Play That Goes Wrong

    Dates: 5th September 2014 to 5th September 2015
    Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, London, WC2B  5LA  11 minutes away from LIFT

    Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More

     
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    21 Dean Street, Soho, W1D  3NE  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

     
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    Ronnie Scott's

    47 Frith Street, Soho, W1D  4HT  2 minutes away 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

    Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D  4HS  2 minutes away 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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    19 Greek Street

    19 Greek Street, Soho, W1D  4DT  2 minutes away 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, W1D  5JX  2 minutes away 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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    Isis Gallery

    20 Hanway Street, Fitzrovia, W1T  1UG  3 minutes away 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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    We Are Cuts

    7 Royalty Mews, Soho, W1D  3AS  1 minutes away 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

    3 Greek Street, Soho, W1D  4NX  1 minutes away 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

    104 Wardour Street, Soho, W1F  0TS  1 minutes away 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

    51 Greek Street, Soho, Soho, W1D  4EH  1 minute away 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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    63-64 Frith Street, Soho, W1D  3JW  1 minute away 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

     
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    27-28 St Annes Court, Soho, W1F  0BN  1 minutes away from LIFT

    Thai cuisine. Part of the Thai Square Group. ...More

     
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    English [Out There!]

    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, WC1A  1NH  7 minutes away 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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    Cookery School

    15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, W1W  8BW  8 minutes away from LIFT

    Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ...More

     
    School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) London
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    School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

    Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, WC1H  0XG  11 minutes away from LIFT

    The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ...More

     
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    Phoenix Garden

    21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, WC2H  8DG  3 minutes away 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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    John Lewis Roof Garden

    300 Oxford Street, Fitzrovia, W1A  1EX  4 minutes away from LIFT

    Celebrating its 150th anniversary, John Lewis has created a Roof Garden on its flagship Oxford Street store for the summer of 2014, open from Saturday 3rd ...More

     
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    Urban Golf Soho

    33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, W1F  9NW  4 minutes away from LIFT

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    The Toucan

    19 Carlisle Street, Soho, W1D  3BX  1 minutes away 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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    90 Berwick Street,, Soho, W1F  0QB  2 minutes away from LIFT

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    Norman's Coach & Horses

    29 Greek Street, Soho, W1D  5DH  3 minutes away from LIFT

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    77 Dean Street, Soho, W1D  3SH  1 minutes away 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

    100 Wardour Street, Soho, W1F  0TN  1 minutes away 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

    100 Wardour Street, Soho, W1F  0TN  1 minutes away 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

    68 Dean Street, Soho, W1D  4QJ  2 minutes away from LIFT

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    The Congress Centre

    23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B  3LS  5 minutes away 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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    50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, W1T  3NG  5 minutes away from LIFT

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    Gabriel Bisset-Smith Tells The Most Original And Funny Joke In The Universe!Gabriel Bisset-Smith Tells The Most Original And Funny Joke In The Universe!Stand-up with the multi-award-winning performer, involving intergalactic travel, strange sexual positions, bizarre dance routines, Kanye West and unhinged murder.30th July 2015Thursday 30th July 2015 Where:
    Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
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    Gabriel Bisset-Smith Tells The Most Original And Funny Joke In The Universe!

    Today Only
    DatesThursday 30th July 2015 - 9pm
     
    Soho Theatre 

    Stand-up with the multi-award-winning performer, involving intergalactic travel, strange sexual positions, bizarre dance routines, Kanye West and unhinged murder.

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    Michael CheMichael CheStand-up with the co-anchor of Saturday Night Live's iconic Weekend Update segment where he is also a staff writer for the show.30th July 2015Saturday 1st August 2015 Where:
    Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
    Category: event

    Michael Che

    Now On
    Dates30th July, 31st July and 1st August 2015 - 9pm
     
    Soho Theatre 

    Stand-up with the co-anchor of Saturday Night Live's iconic Weekend Update segment where he is also a staff writer for the show.

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    Rhys Nicholson: ForwardRhys Nicholson: ForwardA stand-up comedy show about heirlooms and legacies.30th July 2015Saturday 1st August 2015 Where:
    Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
    Category: event

    Rhys Nicholson: Forward

    Now On
    Dates29th Jul, 30th Jul, 31st Jul and 1st Aug 2015 - 7.30pm
     
    Soho Theatre 

    A stand-up comedy show about heirlooms and legacies.

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    Frankie Boyle: Work In ProgressFrankie Boyle: Work In ProgressThe controversial Scottish stand-up tries out new material ahead of a UK tour.30th July 2015Saturday 1st August 2015 Where:
    Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
    Category: event

    Frankie Boyle: Work In Progress

    Now On
    Dates29th July, 30th July and 1st August 2015 - 7.15pm
     
    Soho Theatre 

    The controversial Scottish stand-up tries out new material ahead of a UK tour.

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    I'm Not Here Right NowI'm Not Here Right NowDancing Brick presents Thomas Eccleshare's stunning drama, directed by Steve Marmion and starring Valentina Ceschi as a scientist with an unbelievable story to tell.31st July 2015Saturday 1st August 2015 Where:
    Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
    Category: event

    I'm Not Here Right Now

    On Soon
    DatesFriday 31st July and Saturday 1st August 2015 - 7pm
     
    Soho Theatre 

    Dancing Brick presents Thomas Eccleshare's stunning drama, directed by Steve Marmion and starring Valentina Ceschi as a scientist with an unbelievable story to tell.

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    Josh Widdicombe: Work-In-ProgressJosh Widdicombe: Work-In-ProgressThe comic and star of Channel 4's The Last Leg tries out some new material.3rd August 2015Wednesday 5th August 2015 Where:
    Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
    Category: event

    Josh Widdicombe: Work-In-Progress

    On Soon
    Dates3rd, 4th and 5th August 2015 - 7.15pm
     
    Soho Theatre 

    The comic and star of Channel 4's The Last Leg tries out some new material.

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    Bears In SpaceBears In SpaceMadcap theatre from Collapsing Horse, centred around two cosmonaut bears in a spaceship. Starring Jack Gleeson, Aaron Heffernan, Cameron McCauley and Eoghan Quinn.3rd August 2015Saturday 22nd August 2015 Where:
    Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
    Category: event

    Bears In Space

    On Soon
    Dates3rd to 22nd August 2015
     
    Soho Theatre 

    Madcap theatre from Collapsing Horse, centred around two cosmonaut bears in a spaceship. Starring Jack Gleeson, Aaron Heffernan, Cameron McCauley and Eoghan Quinn.

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    Eastend Cabaret: PervertsEastend Cabaret: PervertsCult musical comedy duo, Bernie and Victy present a raucous and risque hour of their most salacious songs, as seen on BBC3 and ABC2.4th August 2015Saturday 15th August 2015 Where:
    Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
    Category: event

    Eastend Cabaret: Perverts

    On Soon
    Dates4th to 15th August 2015 - 9.30pm
     
    Soho Theatre 

    Cult musical comedy duo, Bernie and Victy present a raucous and risque hour of their most salacious songs, as seen on BBC3 and ABC2.

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    David Baddiel: Work In ProgressDavid Baddiel: Work In ProgressDavid Baddiel returns to Soho Theatre with a limited run of work-in-progress in preparation for his new one man show.5th August 2015Saturday 8th August 2015 Where:
    Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
    Category: event

    David Baddiel: Work In Progress

    On Soon
    Dates5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Aug 2015 - 9pm
     
    Soho Theatre 

    David Baddiel returns to Soho Theatre with a limited run of work-in-progress in preparation for his new one man show.

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    OperaUpClose: CarmenOperaUpClose: CarmenRobin Norton-Hale directs Bizet's opera in a new English version, orchestrated for a quartet of strings, woodwind and percussion by composer Harry Blake.5th August 2015Saturday 19th September 2015 Where:
    Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
    Category: event

    OperaUpClose: Carmen

    On Soon
    Dates5th August to 19th September 2015
     
    Soho Theatre 

    Robin Norton-Hale directs Bizet's opera in a new English version, orchestrated for a quartet of strings, woodwind and percussion by composer Harry Blake.

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