Music and Lyrics by Craig Adams
Book by Ian Watson

A contemporary musical set in London with a rich and complex musical score. The journey of the LIFT takes one minute (or thereabouts) but the journey of the show takes us through a minute within everyone’s imagination, allowing us to say and see things that might not be possible in real life. The original London production starred Cynthia Erivo, Julie Atherton and George Maguire. Popular songs from the show include “It’s Been A Year” and “Lost in Translations” the latter of which has featured on both Kerry Ellis and Julie Atherton’s albums. 

“Adams’ witty and poignant score brings coherence amongst fragmented bursts of dialogue, each song an eruption of unsaid truth” **** (Soho Theatre Production) 

The Soho Theatre production of Lift featured in the trailer above is available to watch on

The songs below are from the Original Concept Album of LIFT produced by Tobi Lustigman and Perfect Pitch.

Featured Vocalists below are Jack Shalloo, Louise Dearman, Michael Xavier, Julie Atherton, Jennifer Tierney & Paul Ayres supported by Dani De Waal and students from The Musical Theatre Academy.

Sheet music, Backing tracks and the album are all available for download


Piano: Craig Adams

Guitar: Andy Philip

Electric Guitar / Guitar: Leon Rossiter

Drums: James Gambold

Bass Guitar: Ben Tunnicliffe

Violin: Jonathan Truscott, Craig Stratton

Viola: Elisa Bergersen

Cello: Nick Allen

Photos taken from the original London production of Lift at The Soho Theatre in 2013

The original London production of Lift took place at The Soho Theatre in 2013.
Directed by Steven Paling
Produced by Jim Zalles (for Theatre Bench), Ros Povey and Perfect Pitch
Filmed by Ben Duff, Inta Lankovska and Helen Doyle

CAST: George Maguire, Cynthia Erivo, Julie Atherton, Nikki Davis Jones, Luke Kempner, Jonny Fines, Ellie Kirk and Robbie Towns.

To watch the full production on digital theatre click here

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