Here's a selection of events that the festival team think you'll love, from the far corners of the world- from a tale of Argentinian miners to an Australian circus in an East End graveyard.
From the looks of the trailers, the shows don't shy away from the dark and poetic. It includes Stella, the extraordinary real life story of one half of a Victorian cross-dressing duo, and Minefield, where Argentinian playwright Lola Arias digs up the tensions of the Falklands war.
Minefield, Royal Court 2 - 11 June
What is a veteran; a survivor, a hero, a madman? Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, Argentinian artist Lola Arias brings together old enemies to tell one single story. Read our review here.
Stella, Hoxton Hall 1 - 18 June
Neil Bartlett writes and directs this intimate meditation on the queer art of living dangerously, inspired by the extraordinary life and very ordinary death of Ernest Boulton - one half of Victorian cross-dressing duo, Fanny and Stella.
Without Blood, The Place 6 - 8 June
Inne Goris, one of Europe’s most inventive theatre artists, has adapted Alessandro Baricco’s powerful novella in a beautiful, brutal and soothing exploration of human relationships.
Depart, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park 16 - 26 June
Circa, the 'rock stars of the circus world' (The List) lead us into the underworld in this spectacular outdoor performance set within an East End graveyard.
Open For Everything, Royal Court 16 - 18 June
Musicians, performers and dancers explode out of a packed Louis Vuitton clad car and straight into a journey through the Roma communities of Europe in Constanza Macras' unexpected celebration of life and music.
|What||LIFT Festival, London - Hot Top Picks|
|Where||Various Locations | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Acton Town (underground)|
01 Jun 16 – 02 Jul 16, 12:00 AM
|Website||Click here to book via LIFT|