Lift the musical at Southwark Playhouse cast announced

Casting has been announced for the revival of Lift the musical playing at Southwark Playhouse from 13 May 2022.

Lift musical Southwark Playhouse
Photo: Michael Wharley

A revival of British musical Lift scheduled to play Southwark Playhouse from 13 May 2022 is to star Luke Friend.

Luke (Footloose, American Idiot) will play the role of Busker. He will be joined by West End star Hiba Elchikhe (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Fiver), playing the role of Secretary.

Direct from Westerburg High School, Kayleigh McKnight  (Heathers, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) will play the role of the French teacher. Also returning to Southwark Playhouse, Jordan Broatch (Anyone Can Whistle) will play the role of Avatar, with Marco Titus (Mandela- A New Musical) playing the role of BYT.

Making their professional debut Cameron Collins will play the Ballet Dancer, Tamara Morgan will play the role of the Lap Dancer and Chrissie Bhima will play the role of Avatar.

Lift the musical crystallises around the lives of eight everyday protagonists who chance to ride in the same elevator at Covent Garden tube station.

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.

Seen through the eyes of the ubiquitous London underground Busker, the emerging narratives can be a little overwhelming at times for their complexity; but the end result presents a rich snapshot of the reality of the anonymity of modern life in all its technologically-enabled glory.

Lift the musical has music and lyrics by Craig Adams,and book by Ian Watson .

The creative team will include Andrew Exeter as production designer (High Fidelity, Hair in Concert, Jon + Jen), Associate Designer by Natalia Alvarez, Assistant Design by Xinyi Du, Assistant Direction by Eden Howes and casting by Pearson Casting. Lift the musical was developed by Perfect Pitch.


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