Every two years LIFT’s festival of theatre, performance and ‘magic’ comes to some beautiful locations in the city. Rampaging through any area that might be known to hold a ‘Late’ event, indie theatre or weird talk, the four week festival brings an accessible, glorious mix of performance to the city. Larger spaces like the Barbican and Sadlers Wells and even the British Library open up, through to old music halls, graveyards and the up-and-coming Greenwich Peninsula. Even Canary Wharf hosts something. London theatre has been good to us in the last few years, with a host of indie productions and cheaper seats. Throughout LIFT, we’re spoilt for choice. Visit an empathy museum, get your fill of Polish performance, lament a lost Europe, catch a talk or a ballet for the first time. Catching our attention during the festival is Stella, starring one half of ‘infamous Victorian cross-dressing duo Fanny and Stella’,Minefield which looks at how memory changes after an Argentinian wartime, and theEmpathy Museum which asks what it’s like to be in someone else’s shoes, when said shoes have been in prison or grown up as a child in Tehran. It’s theatre made easy, there’s something for everyone, and it’s dirt cheap. Get an idea of its vibe here.
Where: For venues & tickets click here.
When: 1 June – 2 July