Philip's Top 5
Every week London editor Philip Fisher selects the top five plays in London.
The Alternative Top 5
York Theatre Royal, TongueTied Theatre and Telling Tales at York Theatre Royal De Grey Rooms
Qdos Entertainment at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Dancing Brick at The Brewery Arts Centre
West Yorkshire Playhouse at The Courtyard, West Yorkshire Playhouse
Royal Shakespeare Company at Almeida Theatre
Evolution Productions at Fairfield Halls, Croydon
Peut-être Theatre at Roundhouse Studio
Martin Dodd for UK Productions at The Anvil Basingstoke
Simon James Collier and The Shakespeare Sessions at Lion and Unicorn Theatre
Blue Genie Entertainment at Whitley Bay Playhouse
Oxford Playhouse at Oxford Playhouse
York Theatre Royal at York Theatre Royal
Sherman Cymru / Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru at Sherman Cymru
Queens Theatre at Queens Theatre
Martin Dodd for UK Productions at Sunderland Empire
The Jack Studio Theatre at The Jack Studio Theatre
Really Useful Theatres Group at London Palladium
1927 at Young Vic Theatre
James Seabright at Vaudeville Theatre
St James Theatre Productions Ltd at St James Studio
English National Ballet at London Coliseum
Manchester Shakespeare Company at Three Minute Theatre, Manchester
Red Ladder and Dumbwise at Lost Theatre
First Family Entertainment at Richmond Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Company at Barbican Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Company at Barbican Theatre
While You Wait
BTG has partnered with Fuel Theatre on a series of podcasts called While You Wait.
- Waiting... Now by Paul Clark in collaboration with Bill Brewer
- Waiting... to be born by Lewis Gibson in collaboration with Debra Bick and Sarah Beake
- Waiting... in a hairdressers by Malika Booker in collaboration with Emily Butterworth
- Waiting... to come home by Caroline Horton in collaboration with Jennifer Wild
- Waiting... for a Cancer Diagnosis by Brian Lobel, in collaboration with Iain Perdue
- Waiting... are we? By The Company in collaboration with Jonathan Reades and Raphael Woolf
- Waiting... for a loved one to die by Rachel Mars in collaboration with Fliss Murtagh
- Waiting... for the inevitable by Toby Jones in collaboration with Peter Giese
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