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THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 24TH FEBRUARY 2013

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, 21 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 3NE
 
 
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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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The Nadler Soho Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  30% off
10 Carlisle Street, W1D | 1 minute from LIFT
Promising 'the bill you pay at check-out is what you thought you'd pay when you checked in', the Nadler Hotels specialise in stylish, affordable accommodation. The ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £148  31% 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 £239  22% 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
 
 
 
 
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The Ferryman
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th June 2017 to 6th January 2018
LIFT, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 3 minutes from LIFT
Following a sold out run at the Royal Court, (the fastest selling show in the theatre's history) Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman is enjoying an equally popular ...More
 
 
 
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The Gruffalo's Child: Tall Stories
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd November 2017 to 7th January 2018
LIFT, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from LIFT
The sequel to The Gruffalo, which proved such a hit and a popular Christmas outing in the West End, The Gruffalo's Child is a stage version ...More
 
 
 
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
LIFT, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 7 minutes from LIFT
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Soho Square
London > Entertainment >
1 Soho Square, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from LIFT
Popular lunchtime spot in the heart of London's media industry, Soho Square is located at the centre of Soho and provides a ... More
 
 
 
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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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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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Unit London
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
147 Wardour Street, W1F | 2 minutes from LIFT
Founded in 2013 by two young artists, Unit London was born from a desire to break down the barriers of elitism and ... 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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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
 
 
 
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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, 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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Firezza
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
22-25 Dean Street, W1D | 1 minute from LIFT
After feeding Londoners direct to their doors for the past few years, Firezza has now opened its first-ever restaurant, serving 'proper pizza' ... More
 
 
 
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Suvlaki Soho
London > Restaurants > Greek restaurants
21 Bateman Street, Soho, W1D | 1 minute from LIFT
This Athenian restaurant from Irene Margariti and Yannis Theodorakakos takes inspiration from the metropolis of Athens, serving Greek street food from a menu led by ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from LIFT
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... 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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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 8 minutes 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
 
 
 
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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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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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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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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
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 

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Andy Parsons: Slacktivist Action GroupAndy Parsons: Slacktivist Action GroupThe Mock The Week performer joins various guests to discuss a current topic and decide on one piece of direct action to try achieve before next month's meeting. Guests include Norman Lamb MP, Times chief football writer Henry Winter and stand-up Tiff Stevenson.2017-09-25T19:30:00+01002017-09-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
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Colin Hoult/Anna Mann: How We Stop The FascistsColin Hoult/Anna Mann: How We Stop The FascistsThe comic and star of BBC Three's Murder in Successville, dons drag to portray a pretentious but winning woman, Anna, who takes on the terrifying rise of fascism.2017-09-25T20:45:00+01002017-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
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Colin Hoult/Anna Mann: How We Stop The Fascists
Ahir Shah: ControlAhir Shah: ControlThe stand-up ponders freedom, fascism, history, hope, resistance and milk in an age of global socio-political turmoil.2017-09-26T19:30:00+01002017-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
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Ahir Shah: Control
TwistTwistAward-winning writer Chino Odimba's adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel.2017-10-02T16:30:00+01002017-10-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
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Twist
Rhys Nicholson: I'm FineRhys Nicholson: I'm FineAstute satire and corrosive wit from the Sydney-based, Newcastle native.2017-10-02T21:00:00+01002017-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
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Rhys Nicholson: I'm Fine
GoodbearGoodbearSketch comedy duo Joe Barnes and Henry Perryment book the audience into a mysterious hotel, which is inhabited by eccentric characters, set to an original score. Directed by George Chilcott.2017-10-02T21:30:00+01002017-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
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Goodbear
Tony Law: Absurdity For The Common PeopleTony Law: Absurdity For The Common PeopleThe multi award-winning stand-up presents surreal observations and off-the-wall stories.2017-10-02T21:45:00+01002017-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
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Tony Law: Absurdity For The Common People
Alex Horne: The Horne SectionAlex Horne: The Horne SectionAlex and his five piece band perform a mix of stand-up, cabaret and live music.2017-10-02T19:30:00+01002017-11-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
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Alex Horne: The Horne Section
Diane Chorley: Rhythm Of LiveDiane Chorley: Rhythm Of LiveThe fallen 1980s icon reveals her battle against a life-threatening addiction to Calpol as she performs her seminal 1986 album accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Milky Bar Chris De Burgh.2017-10-05T21:30:00+01002017-10-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
Category: event
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Diane Chorley: Rhythm Of Live
Ari Eldjarn: Pardon My IcelandicAri Eldjarn: Pardon My IcelandicFollowing a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Icelandic stand-up, who was born and raised in Reykjavik, gleefully upends Scandinavian stereotypes and explores the perils of fatherhood.2017-10-05T19:15:00+01002017-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21  Dean Street      W1D 3NE
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