LIFTing the Theatre: The London International Festival of Theatre
In 1981 the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT) pushed its way into the international festival circuit, a poor but determined relation of Avignon and Madrid. The festivals it has staged every two years since have raised a strong and idiosyncratic voice. LIFT has braved political indifference, critical antagonism and public prejudice to establish a biennial meeting of unlike minds. In doing so, it has helped to move the markers of British theatre away from its traditional textual patriotism towards an acceptance of different ways of doing and seeing.
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