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LIFT festival: what's going on this year?

Discover weird and wonderful theatre from around the world as the London International Festival of Theatre returns to our shores for 2016

Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker at The Pit, Barbican

LIFT 2016, or the biennial London International Festival of Theatre, returns with a shiny, strange and spectactular new programme of premieres and theatre commissions from around the world. Taking place at venues across the city and running for an entire month this summer (Wednesday June 1 - Saturday July 2 2016), we've rounded up the shows that you don't want to miss at LIFT 2016. Check them out below and, if you're after more theatre fixes, read the latest London theatre reviews or our top ten new theatre shows hitting the capital this month. London's summer of theatre just got even hotter.

Find some outdoor theatre this summer