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Every week London editor Philip Fisher selects the top five plays in London.

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No Dogs, No Indians,

No Dogs, No Indians

Produced by Penned in the Margins and co-commissioned by Live Theatre, GemArts, Brighton Festival, Southbank Centre, Writers’ Centre Norwich and Norwich Arts Centre at Live Theatre, Newcastle

An Injury,

An Injury

Ovalhouse and Permanent Red at Ovalhouse

The cast, Tristram Kenton

Barber Shop Chronicles

West Yorkshire Playhouse, National Theatre and Fuel at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Sheila Wendice (Anna Mitcham) and Max Halliday (Chris Sheridan),

Dial M For Murder

Tabs Productions and Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall at Nottingham Playhouse

The cast of Bring on the Bollywood, Nicola Young

Bring on the Bollywood

Phizzical in association with Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Vivacity Key Theatre at York Theatre Royal

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Round-up of regional productions opening week beginning Sunday July 16.

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