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Lift Tickets

Lift Tickets

13 May 2022 - 18 Jun 2022

LIFT is set in a London underground lift, in one man’s imagination, on its way to the surface during one minute. In the 54 seconds of the lift’s passage, we are taken on a much longer journey that reveals the people behind the masks they wear, the secrets they dare not speak, and the unrealised connections between them.

The world premiere of LIFT ran a limited season at Soho Theatre in 2013. Starring Cynthia Erivo, Julie Atherton and George Maguire. Gartland Productions is passionate to reflect the diverse and contemporary landscape of 2022 London.

Run time

90 minutes (no interval)

Opening date

May 13th, 2022

Closing date

June 18th, 2022




Southwark Playhouse


Recommended for ages 15+

Cast and creative

By: Ian Watson
Music: Craig Adams
Director: Dean Johnson
Cast list: Luke Friend, Hiba Elchikhe, Kayleigh McKnight, Jordan Broatch, Marco Titus, Cameron Collins, Tamara Morgan and Chrissie Bhima
Choreography: Annie Southall
Design: Andrew Exeter

Latest Lift News & Features

The London Underground is now inspiration for musical theatre as Lift opens at Southwark Playhouse. Lift begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 13 May, with an opening night on 18 May and performances to 18 June. Lift is set in a London underground elevator and explores what could happen inside the lift’s four walls in 54 seconds. However, everything that takes place is inside one man’s imagination. Luke Friend will play Busker in Lift. Previously, Friend competed in the 2013 series of The X...

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