David Binder announced as LIFT guest artistic director
The producer will lead the 2018 programme for the London International Festival of Theatre
Mark Ball to leave LIFT for Manchester International Festival
The LIFT artistic director will become the associate artistic director at MIF
The Hamilton Complex (Unicorn Theatre)
Lies Pauwels' production for LIFT 2016 explores the mind of thirteen 13-year-old girls
Matt Trueman: Theatre is the antidote to poisonous politics
At the end of a dismal week Matt Trueman discovers several pieces at LIFT which show how these these divided times need the empathy theatre promotes
Depart (Tower Hamlets Cemetery)
Australian company Circa turn a graveyard into a big top with their new piece for LIFT
Youarenowhere (Shoreditch Town Hall)
Andrew Schneider's dazzling piece runs as part of LIFT until 18 June
Phaedra(s) (Barbican)
Isabelle Huppert stars in this piece from Odéon-Théâtre de L'Europe
Minefield (Royal Court)
Argentinian artist Lola Arias brings together British and Argentinian veterans of the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas war to share their experiences
Everything By My Side (LIFT Festival, Canary Wharf)
Argentinan artist Fernando Rubio invites audiences to slip into a stranger's bed and listen to long-lost memories
Top 5 theatre openings this week: 30 May - 5 June
LIFT returns and Jesse Eisenberg transfers his award-winning play