Philip's Top 5

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

The Alternative Top 5

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Principal cast of Miss Nightingale,

Miss Nightingale

Mr Bugg Presents & Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds at Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Hannah O'Leary, Kirsten McTernan

Henry VI

Omidaze / Wales Millennium Centre at Wales Millennium Centre

Ben McAteer (Left) and Nicholas Sharatt, Bill Cooper

The Devil Inside

Music Theatre Wales and Scottish Opera at The Peacock Theatre

Cats ensemble, Alessandro Pinna


Opera House, Manchester

John Heffernan (Macbeth) and Anna Maxwell Martin (Lady Macbeth), Richard Hubert Smith


HOME, Young Vic and Birmingham Repertory Theatre at HOME Manchester

Robert Powell in King Charles lll UK Tour, Richard Hubert Smith

King Charles lll

Sonia Friedman Productions, Stuart Thompson Productions and the Almeida Theatre in association with Lee Dean & Charles Diamond and Tulchin Bartner Productions at Lyceum Sheffield

Adrian Lester (Ira), Johan Persson

Red Velvet

Tricycle Theatre/The Kenneth Branagh Company at Garrick Theatre

Luke Walker and Emily Spowage in Tadpoles, Lewis Wileman


M6 Theatre Company at The Lowry Studio

Infinita - Familie Flöz, Simona Fossi


Familie Flöz at Peacock Theatre

Circa's The Return, Chris Herzfeld

The Return

Circa at Barbican Theatre - London International Mime Festival 2016

Claudia Archer, Spencer Trim-West


Riot Act at The Courtyard Theatre

Rebecca Vaughan as Lauretta Feldman and David Boyle as Marty Feldman, Steve Ullathorne

Jeepers Creepers

Leicester Square Theatre at Leicester Square Theatre (The Lounge)

While You Wait

BTG has partnered with Fuel Theatre on a series of podcasts called While You Wait.

  1. Waiting... Now by Paul Clark in collaboration with Bill Brewer
  2. Waiting... to be born by Lewis Gibson in collaboration with Debra Bick and Sarah Beake
  3. Waiting... in a hairdressers by Malika Booker in collaboration with Emily Butterworth
  4. Waiting... to come home by Caroline Horton in collaboration with Jennifer Wild
  5. Waiting... for a Cancer Diagnosis by Brian Lobel, in collaboration with Iain Perdue
  6. Waiting... are we? By The Company in collaboration with Jonathan Reades and Raphael Woolf
  7. Waiting... for a loved one to die by Rachel Mars in collaboration with Fliss Murtagh
  8. Waiting... for the inevitable by Toby Jones in collaboration with Peter Giese

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