The Lift is a theatrical experience that envelops its audience, welcoming them into a world of captured moments, giving them a surreal experience that they won't forget. An elegant elevator (on wheels) arrives accompanied by three bellhops. The audience are invited to step inside and choose a moment by selecting one of nine different ‘floor’ buttons. Each button triggers a particular scene or event which is performed for both the audience member in The Lift and those on the outside looking in. The Lift operates on two different levels, firstly as an interactive performance experience for 1-3 people at a time, inside the elevator and secondly as a roaming show interspersed with show-stopping vignettes around the elevator.

What a delightful ride! Grinned all the way through The Lift’s smart silliness
— The Times

Devised by the company 
Original Company: Bernadette Russell, Graeme Cockburn, William Aubrey Jones, Robert Welling, Simon Maeder
Director: Judy Barrington-Smuts & Matt Feerick
Designer: Lucy Bradridge

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