Great singing, Ambitious, Poor sound design, Clever, Great set design
About the Show
A contemporary musical about London and the strangers who inhabit the fast-paced city.
One man imagines a London underground lift rising to the surface in the space of a minute. During this time, audiences are taken on a journey that delves into the secrets that we hide and also the connections that we share.
A revival production of Craig Adams' and Ian Watson's musical following its debut in 2013.
LIFT is presented through a special arrangement with Broadway Licensing.
The plot of this 90-minute musical is almost entirely non-existent. Songs are shoved into sequences in a way that is impossible to follow. The actors shift identity in a manner that lacks clarity.
Faced with insurmountable material, Dean Johnson at least stages the production marvellously, with designer Andrew Exeter installing perhaps the most expensive set this venue has ever seen. The vocal fireworks, at least, will carry you to your destination even if the story does not.